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Ginisang Upo with Pork in a white serving bowl with a side of steamed rice
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3.94 from 33 votes

Ginisang Upo with Pork

Upo Guisado with pork belly and oyster sauce is easy to make and so flavorful. It's nutritious, delicious, and budget-friendly, too. Serve with steamed rice for a tasty meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 348kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 pound pork belly, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium upo, peeled and cut into strips (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan or wok over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add pork and cook, occasionally stirring, until lightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of the spoon until softened.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender and liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • Increase heat to medium. Add upo and cook, uncovered, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until half done.
  • Add oyster sauce and stir to distribute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 2 to 4 minutes or upo is tender yet crisp. Serve immediately.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 218mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg