Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

My husband and I went to Leyte in Southern Philippines to get away from the beaten tourist path. We had a wonderful meal at Alejandro's Hotel and we had Humba for the first time. It was very good, we fell in love with it right away.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot or casserole, sautee garlic and onion, add the pork cubes and brown on all sides. Brown in batches if necessary.
  2. Return the brown pork pieces to the pot, add pineapple juice, soy sauce,vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt & pepper,sugar & bay leaf.
  3. Cook and simmer for 1- 2 hours over medium heat or until the pork is tender. Keep adding liquids (water, stock or pineapple juice) if necessary.
  4. Add in soybean paste and ground nuts and cook until sauce thickens.
  5. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Great recipe but i added peanut butter instead of ground peanuts and it didn't work for me. I can't find soybean paste and I can't think of any substitute for it.

Leslie B. April 25, 2015