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pork humba recipe

Humba Recipe

Humba is a popular bisayan dish made of braised pork with soy sauce, vinegar, pineapple or sprite, dried banana blossom and black beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: humba, humba recipe, pork humba
Servings: 4
Calories: 758kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 450 g pork belly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4.5 oz vinegar
  • 4.5 oz soy sauce
  • 4 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 1 tsp pepper corn
  • 8.32 oz sprite or pineapple juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup dried banana blossom
  • ¼ cup black beans


  • Heat a pan over medium heat, add the pork belly and let it cook until golden brown and fat is rendered. Remove from the pan and set aside
  • In the same pan, sauté the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent. Put back the pork then add the vinegar and simmer for about 1-2 minutes (do not stir).
  • Add the peppercorn, dried bay leaves, soy sauce, pineapple juice or sprite and brown sugar. Stir and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the pork is tender.
  • Put the dried banana blossom and black beans, cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Serve immediately with hot rice!


Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 2117mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 19mg