Lechon Kawali Recipe

Lechon kawali recipe or lechon Bocaue (Crispy Pan-Fried Roasted Belly Pork), is an all time popular pork recipe especially for meat lover. Every time i am going to Bulacan specifically to Bocaue i noticed that a lots of people are selling this recipe on side of the road, maybe thats why it was called lechon Bocaue. In Philippines, lechon always refer as roasted whole pig but with lechon kawali recipe it is just fried and crispy by cooking, but to reduce the oil from the meat i would rather use turbo broiler as a subsitute for frying. Here is my method of cooking on how to make crispy pork belly for lechon kawali.


  • 1 kg of Liempo (Do not cut)
  • 1 tbsp peppercorn
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • Vetsin
  • Laurel Leaves
  • Oil to Fry

Direction Of Cooking

In a big casserole, boiled and simmer for 30 - 45 minute the liempo pork with all of the ingredient above until in tenderize. Drain and refrigerate overnight. In a deep pot, deep fry the meat until it change it colors to golden fry and crispy, drain the excess oil and lechon kawali recipe is best served with atchara and Mang tomas lechon sauce. Served hot with rice while still crispy. 

To reduce oil content oil of the pork, use Turbo boiler instead of deep fying with a temperature of 250 degress centrigrade for 45 minute.