What Is a Good Lechon Pork Belly Recipe?

What Is a Good Lechon Pork Belly Recipe?

A recipe for Lechon pork belly is Lechon Special, which was featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." This Filipino recipe is prepared by boiling the pork belly until tender then deep-frying it, chopping into pieces and tossing in a bowl with onions, tomatoes, fish sauce and salt. Lechon Special is served with a green onion garnish.

Lechon Special

This recipe takes several hours and a number of different cooking processes to prepare, but each process is easy. It yields 2 servings.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ready In: 3 hours 45 minutes


  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 6-inch square pieces
  • 1 gallon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  1. Boil the pork
  2. Place the pork belly in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook on high for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the pork belly is tender.

  3. Strain the pork
  4. Place the pork belly in a strainer and allow to drain for 30 minutes, or until all the water has been removed.

  5. Fry the pork
  6. Fill a deep fryer with the vegetable oil and heat on a medium-high setting. Add the pork belly and fry for up to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and allow to drain.

  7. Toss the pork and serve
  8. Chop the pork into small pieces, around 1/2 inch squared. Toss with the onions, tomatoes, fish sauce and Hawaiian salt, then serve with the green onion garnish.