Braised Pork Leg with Hoisin Sauce

Braised Pork Leg with Hoisin Sauce
Braised Pork Leg with Hoisin Sauce. Pata or pork leg to most Pinoy is usually cooked as crispy pata, paksiw na pata or nilaga. Should you are looking for an alternative way to cook pork leg other than those mentioned traditional Pinoy method here is my version of braised pork leg with hoisin sauce. The dish has a touch of Chinese due to the addition of star anise and off course the hoisin sauce. I have been using hoisin sauce on some of my recipe, it gives a hint of Chinese to the dish that supposed to taste like one. It is sometimes troublesome to cook authentic Chinese dishes, because it requires ingredients that are not common on the average Pinoy kitchen, however using these ready to use Lee Kum Kee Sauces always do the job. Here is how i cooked it.


Hoisin Sauce

1 pc. pata, pork leg
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. Hoisin sauce
2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 head garlic, crushed
2-3 pcs. dried chili
1 pc. star anise
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. sugar

Cooking procedure:

Braised Pork Leg with Hoisin Sauce - Cooking Procedure

Ask the butcher to saw cut the pork leg into large serving pieces. Wash thoroughly and remove all traces of blood. In a saucepan put cut pork leg, pour water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer for a minute. Now drain first boiled water and rinse off all scum. Return cut pork leg in the saucepan pour fresh water to cover, add in garlic, soy sauce, star anise and dried chili. Bring to a boil and simmer at low to medium heat for 1 hour, add more water as necessary. Add sugar, hoisin sauce and oyster sauce simmer for another 25 to 30 minutes or until the meat is tender and the pork skin is soft like gelatin and the liquid is reduced to about half. Thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup water. Season with salt to taste if required. Serve hot with a lot of rice.


  1. Hello! You have a lot of to die for recipe/food, my mouth is watering. :) Super sarap and the pictures, O.M.G. sabi nga. Thank you for sharing your recipe, and I like your website A LOT. I will be coming back often to check out your old and new food post. More power and I hope more cooking/recipe to come. God bless! :D

    from L.A. California

  2. This sounds simple enough and yummy! I might make this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. It is simple and yummy indeed Manang, thanks for the visit I am pleased.

  4. Yes this is worth a try. I did and my family loved it. Another recipe to add to my collections.

  5. thanks for sharing your talent . God bless you!!

  6. Sarap handa this New Year, I definitely will visit your site very often. Good site very Pinoy...thanks Mabuhay ka and may your tribe multiply more, God bless..yneB

  7. @yneB,
    Salamat din po, Happy New Year!

  8. ito ba ung sinasabi nilang patatem?

  9. hello! im brian a filipino and a 4th year chef apprentice here in australia..i find your blogspot very interesting.. gives me some tips for philly cuisine..thank you and more power..

  10. hi i'm cely thanks for sharing your recipe hard sometimes to cook our filipino food without the proper ingridients so there you are.i will really cook this. salamat sound yummy.


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