How to Cook Batchoy Tagalog (Filipino Pork and Liver Soup)
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 8 servings
Batchoy is a well known Filipino soup and it originates in Ilo-ilo.
  • 1 kilo lean pork
  • 1 kilo pork liver
  • 1 cup fresh pork blood
  • 1 cup of crushed ginger
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium sized onion
  • 1 cup patis or fish sauce
  • 10 pcs long green chilies (siling pangsigang)
  • 1 cup bird eye chili leaves (dahon ng siling labuyo)
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How to cook batchoy tagalog:
  1. Light up a small amount of charcoal and wood chips in a grill with cover.
  2. Smoke the pork and the liver. Use cold smoke technique ( for this dish.
  3. Smoke for at least one hour. Cut smoked pork and liver into strips. Set aside.
  4. In a wok, saute garlic, onion and ginger at the same time.
  5. Stir fry for a few minutes until the onion is cooked and turns brown.
  6. Add the pork and liver and stir fry for a few minutes until broth comes out of the meat.
  7. Pour the fresh pork blood and season with fish sauce.
  8. Mix for a while until all the ingredients are covered with pork blood.
  9. Cover the wok and cook until all the liquid evaporates.
  10. Then transfer all the meat contents of the wok to a big heavy pot that can hold about 5 liters of liquid.
  11. Pour 4 liters of water in the pot and cover. Simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  12. Then add the green chilies and chili leaves and turn off the fire immediately.
  13. The heat of the dish will cook the chili and the leaves so it will look presentable and not overcooked.
  14. You can serve it on a clay pot to make it a more authentic Filipino cuisine.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 154
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at