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Nilagang Baboy
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5 from 2 votes

How To Cook Nilagang Baboy (Boiled Pork Ribs)

Nilagang baboy or boiled pork ribs or pork belly with vegetables is a very simple Filipino soup dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: nilagang baboy, pork ribs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo pork ribs or pork belly
  • 1 bundle of pechay
  • 2 pcs sweet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 head cabbage quartered
  • 1 medium size onion quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce or patis
  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns cracked
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 liters of water


How to Cook Nilagang Baboy

  • Remove the skin of the pork ribs or pork belly. Then slice it into 3/4 inch thick and 1 and 1/2 to 2 inch length.
  • Fill a medium size pot with water and let boil. Then put the pork and boil until the scum floats.
  • Remove the scum that rises above the broth and add more water if needed.
  • Add in the onion and black pepper then cook for an hour or until the meat is tender.
  • Add in the sweet potatoes, salt and patis and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Then add cabbage and pechay and simmer for half a minute. Adjust the taste if necessary by adding more salt.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot.