Pata hamonado or Sticky Sweet Pork Hock is a type of stew where pork hocks are slowly braised in a soy sauce and pineapple juice base infused with lots of garlic. It might look similar to another Filipino dish called Patatim but this dish have a hint of freshness and tang due to the use of pineapple juice in the simmering process. This dish was named after a closely related dish called Hamon (Pineapple Glazed Pork Leg Ham) due to its similarity in some components of the dish like the use of pork leg and pineapple juice.
2 pcs small pork legs
400g sliced pineapples
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 cups pineapple juice
1 cup water
fish sauce (adjust the amount according to your liking)
2 tsp peppercorn
1 whole garlic, minced
- In a pot, brown garlic in oil.
- Add pork leg and brown on all sides.
- Now add all of the remaining ingredients, apart from the sliced pineapples.
- Bring to a boil and slowly simmer for 2 hrs.
- Add the pineapples then simmer for additional 15 minutes. Serve.
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