I was not feeling well for the last three days, because sunny, warm weather gets me out and about–but it can also be the source of my headache. Afraid of heat stroke? This is what am I thinking of these past few days. Having the feelings of dizziness, and vomiting. I can’t do anything at home just to stay in bed without light and all curtains down. And not to forget air-conditioned.

My son decided to prepare our dinner, using the recipe of Mama Sita’s that he followed with the help of his sister Didi-Grace. I bought this pork belly last weekend for about three kilogram at f-eins. In the morning he marinated the meat in the brining solution for almost one day and cooked in pre-heated oven for our dinner.


* 10 cloves Garlic ,peeled and crushed
* 1 pc Onion ,chopped
* 5 pcs Bay leaf
* 1 pouch Mama Sita’s Sinigang sa Sampalok paste
* 2 tbsp Salt
* 3 tbsp Patis (fish sauce)
* 1/8 tsp Ground black pepper
* 4 pcs Lemongrass, pounded and cut


— Combine all ingredients in a casserole. Mix well. Boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside and cool.

— Marinate pork belly in the brining solution for at least one day.

— Roll pork and tie securely with food grade string. Place in a roasting pan. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 2 hours turning meat from time to time until the skin becomes dark red in color and crispy.

For sauce we used the all purpose bottled sauce from Mang Tomas and he served it with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes of course with rice too!


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