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Pork Bulanglang in a red pot
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Pork Bulanglang

Pork Bulanglang is a refreshing sour soup made with pork belly, guava, spinach, and gabi. This Kapampangan version of sinigang is delicious, comforting, and perfect with steamed rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 846kcal


  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 bunch kangkong
  • 1 pound (about 10 to 12 pieces) fresh guava
  • 8 pieces gabi, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • salt to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, combine pork and water. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.
  • When the broth has cleared, add onions and fish sauce.
  • Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 1 to 1 ½ hours or until pork is tender. Add more water in ½ cup increments, if needed, to maintain about 6 cups.
  • Meanwhile, cut into guavas into halves and using a small spoon, scoop out the seeds.
  • In a bowl, combine guava seeds and the remaining 1 cup water. Using the back of a spoon, mash to extract pulp and strain in a fine-mesh sieve. Reserve the guava juice and discard the seeds.
  • Trim about 2 inches from the kangkongs stalks and discard. Cut kangkong into 3-inch lengths, separating the sturdier stalks from the leaves. Wash thoroughly and drain well. Set aside.
  • Add gabi, sliced guava, and the guava juice to the pot and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Add kangkong beginning with the sturdier stalks and then the leaves. Continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.



Calories: 846kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 179.5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.2mg