How to Make Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly)

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How to Make Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly)

Today, I'm going to show you how to make Lechon Kawali. It is one of the Filipino's favorite dishes and served on any occasion. Basically, it is pork belly boiled in water with salt, pepper corn, garlic, and then deep fried until it is crispy. Here's all you need for this delicious dish!


  • 1 lb. pork belly
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp. whole pepper corn
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • water (enough to cover the pork)
  • 3 cups cooking oil


  • 6 tbsp. soy cauce
  • half of lemon (for the juice)
  • fresh chili
  • 1 onion, chopped


1. In a big cooking pot, put in some water and bring to a boil. Add in the pork belly with salt, pepper corn, garlic and bay leaf. Let it simmer for 30 minutes until meat is tender.
2. Remove the meat from the pot, let it cool down for few minutes, then cut into bite size pieces.
3. In a big pan, pour in the cooking oil and heat it up. When the oil is hot enough, put in the meat, lower the heat, and let it cook for 20 minutes or until the meat is crispy.
4. Remove the meat from the pan and let it cool a little bit, then it is ready to serve with steamed rice and sauce. Enjoy!

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