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How to Cook Fried Pork Belly with Beer

Transform the ordinary lechon kawali into a zesty and appetizing fried pork belly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: fried liempo with beer, lechon kawali
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 kilo pork belly
  • 6 bottles of Pale Pilsen beer 320ml
  • 1 bulb garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn
  • 2 tablespoon rock salt
  • 1 pc star anise
  • 2 pcs cinnamon sticks 3 inches
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


How to cook Fried Pork Belly with Beer

  • In a large pot over a medium heat, boil pork in beer, garlic, peppercorns, salt, star anise, and cinnamon sticks.
  • When pork is tender, lower heat and let the liquid to evaporate. Remove pork from pot and cool completely. Freeze overnight until ready to fry.
  • In a preheated large pot with 4 inches of hot cooking oil, deep fry frozen pork until golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain and rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2 inch pieces or cut into cubes. Serve hot.