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Paksiw Na Pata Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large pork knuckle about 2 lbs/1 kg
  • 8 cups 2 liters water
  • 1/2 cup 125 ml Filipino vinegar (suka) or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup 60 ml black soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup 60 g brown sugar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 cup 35 g dried banana heart or lily buds, rinsed and soaked in water until soft, or
  • 2 cups 200 g cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the pork in a large saucepan with the water, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, bay leaves and garlic, reduce the heat and simmer until the pork is tender and the sauce has thickened, about 45 minutes.
  • Add the banana heart and simmer for another 30 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper, and serve immediately.