Chinese-Style Adobong Liempo Recipe

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Datu Puti Oysterrific Oyster Sauce
  • 2 stalks Onions leeks (white part only), sliced
  • 1 pc Black beans, washed and drained
  • 1 pc Star anise
  • ¼ tsp Five-spice powder
  • 1.5 kilos Whole pork belly (liempo), cut into 2 squares
  • 4-5 cups Water
  • 2 tsps Cornstarch in 2 tsps water
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • Green part of onion leeks to garnish
  • 2 Hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced

Chinese-Style Adobong Liempo Recipe


  1. In a large pot, combine vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, onion leeks, and black beans. Add star anise and five-spice powder. Mix well.
  2. Put pork belly in the pot and add water until it almost covers pork. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover pot and simmer for 2 ½ – 3 hours, turning once, until pork is tender. Reserve broth.
  3. When done, remove pork belly to a plate and let cool. Refrigerate cooked pork for a few hours, then slice when chilled.
  4. Strain pork broth and simmer for another 10 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch slurry.
  5. Add sliced pork to the sauce and simmer for a few more minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil then top with hard boiled egg slices and sliced onion leeks. Serve hot.

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