Lalaine from Kawaling Pinoy

Hello! My name is Lalaine and welcome to Kawaling Pinoy where you’ll find Filipino and Asian-inspired recipes, cooking tips, and how-to videos. Read more...

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  1. Franco Caparas says

    I tried this tonight and it turned out great! Thank you. I did add garlic to the mix just because I’ve seen Chinese restaurants add garlic to similar dishes.

  2. Penny says

    Oh My Goodness!! This is so close to the yummy s&p pork chops we get from our local Chinese restaurant. Sheer genius! I now use the basics from this recipe to improve some of our family favs – smothered pork chops, pineapple pork chops, S&P Chicken just to name a few. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  3. Ivan Munoz says

    I was looking for a crispy pork chop recipe and ran across this. Although I didn’t make the full recipe, I borrowed your idea to crisp the chops like you said and they were a hit! Everything was delicious and dad’s pork chops are now a thing! Thanks for the suggestion and I hope to make the full recipe once the kids aren’t afraid of jalapeΓ±os or onions!

    • Lalaine says

      I am glad you were able to make the recipe work for you. I love this method, really makes the meat moist and tender. You can season them up any way you like and they come out amazing πŸ™‚

  4. Tita Terry says

    My husband and I really loved these pork chops, great flavor and crunch ! My husband also thinks these will be good as appetizers with really cold beerπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ the left overs crisped up nicely using the air fryer!

    • Lalaine says

      Hello Tita Terry,

      I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. This is one of my favorite copycat recipes, tastes so much like what you’ll find in the restaurant. πŸ™‚ My daughter got me an air fryer, good to know I can crisp leftovers in it.

      • Tita Terry says

        OMG, you are going to love the air fryer once you start using it, you’d think of a hundred ways to use it! We hardly use the microwave for reheating left overs anymore. My sister made the lechon kawali in the air fryer and it came out very crispy without all the spatter, it took about 15 minutes in the air fryer. I make hundreds of the lumpia Shanghai for parties, pre fry them ahead of time and crisp them up in the air fryer as guests arrive.

  5. KitchenDiscoveries says

    Thank you so much for this recipe Lalaine! I’ve been looking for this recipe ever since I tasted it in a Chinese restaurant years ago. What I did however, was that I changed the cut of the pork since I preferred it to have a little fat with its meat. πŸ™‚ Will try this with squid soon. Thanks so much and more power to your blog! <3

  6. Christine says

    Tried this recipe today!
    It was sooooooo delicious πŸ˜‹. I’ve tossed it in garlic powder as well, in the end, to add more flavour.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • Lalaine says

      Thanks for the feedback, Christine. These salt and pepper pork chops are my favorite and I am glad you enjoyed them. Will try the garlic powder next time, thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

  7. ElMo says

    Although i did not see ‘pepper’ in the recipe. I mixed it with the cornstarch before tossing to the marinated pork. It went well. Thank you!

  8. Leah says

    This is a very good recipe. I didn’t have green onions and jalapenos so I substituted shallots and a Thai bird chili (siling labuyo). Masarap pa rin. My SIL and brother had the leftovers and liked them despite being no longer crispy.

  9. Cris says

    I used to have fried pork chops and dip it in vinegar with a little bit of garlic and its really good especially if you eat it with fried yummy.

  10. april says

    Hi Ms. Lalaine,
    Gusto ko lang po sanang itanong, sa step 5 po, instead of using “2 tablespoons reserved oil” puede po ba siyang palitan ng butter? hindi po ba magbabago yung lasa?

    salamat po.
    at more power sa inyo.

    • Lalaine says

      Hello April

      Mataas kasi ang apoy when this is stir-fried, agad nasusunog ang butter kasi. You can use butter but add a little bit of oil para mastabilize siya πŸ™‚

  11. Janice says

    4 stars
    Tried it just today! Was crunchy and juicy on the inside! πŸ™‚ I sprinkled them with salt and pepper right after frying. Thanks for the recipe. Was thinking this might work on crispy fried chicken too.

  12. Katalina @ Peas & Peonies says

    5 stars
    I saw the on Pinterest first and know I want to tell you that this is something I would definitely give a try. its sounds so crazy good.

  13. Cassandrea @ says

    These look great! I am looking forward to trying them myself – usually I always BBQ my pork chops – these will be a nice change!

  14. Marye says

    This looks so good! I haven’t made anything with pork chops in a long time but these definitely have me thinking about them.

  15. Mandee Pogue says

    5 stars
    I am always looking for new pork chop recipes and these look delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try!

  16. Platter Talk says

    5 stars
    Heaven knows, we’ve seen our share of pork chops in the past but none that look any more tantalizing than these; fantastic flavor profile here! These are going on the menu, soon.

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