Paksiw na Pata

Paksiw na Pata is a dish of sliced pork leg cooked in vinegar, garlic and soy sauce. However, there are different versions of preparing paksiw na pata from different provinces. The Batangas style is prepared without soy sauce. Just plain vinegar, salt and garlic. I prefer the sweet variety with soy sauce. The soy sauce gives the dish additional color, fragrance and flavor.

Paksiw na pata is almost similar to patatim and pork adobo. It is so easy to prepare. Make sure the pork pata is well cleaned. Just combine all the ingredients at the right measurements and simmer on low heat until the meat is so tender that it almost separates from the bones. At this point the sauce thickens and becomes gelatine-like. Banana blossoms are usually added when the dish is done. Paksiw na pata is best served with hot steamed rice. Try my paksiw na pata recipe and let me know your thoughts. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 60 to 90 minutes


  • 1 kg Pork Pata (leg) sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pack dried banana blossoms soaked in water
  • 4 pieces bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 liter water

Paksiw na Pata Cooking Video on YouTube

Cooking Procedure:

  • Wash the pork pata thoroughly
  • Put the water and pork pata in a pot
  • Add all the ingredients except the banana blossoms
  • Cover the pot and bring to a boil and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours under medium heat
  • Stir occasionally and add more water as needed until the pork pata is tender
  • When the pork pata is already tender and the sauce starts to thicken, add the banana blossoms and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Turn off heat and serve hot.

Number of servings:  4 to 5

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