Time needed: 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Makes: 2 – 4 servings

1 kilo santol (around 5 – 6 pieces, depending on size)
½ kilo pork
3 tablespoons oil
1 piece ginger, 1-inch in length and sliced
6 pieces garlic cloves, minced
1 piece large red onion, minced
3 – 4 tablespoons bagoong alamang
3 bundles lemongrass stalks, tied in a knot
2 pieces siling labuyo, chopped
2 pieces siling haba, chopped
4 – 5 cups coconut cream
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare santol

    Mince or grate the santol as finely as desired. sprinkle with salt to prevent browning.

  2. Prepare coconut

    Grate coconut and squeeze out the coconut cream.

  3. Rinse and squeeze

    Rinse and squeeze out excess liquid from santol. Repeat rinsing as needed.

  4. Fry pork

    In a wide and deep pan, fry the pork pieces until golden in color. remove from pan.

  5. Saute

    In the same pan, add oil and saute the ginger, red onion, garlic, and bagoong alamang for a few minutes.

  6. Simmer

    Add coconut cream and and grated santol. simmer while stirring continuously for 30 minutes.

  7. Lemongrass and Chilis

    Add Lemongrass bundles and chilis into the pot and cover. Continue simmering for a few more minutes.

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