Pata Tim

This is my first attempt to cook Pata Tim. It  is a favorite Chinese influenced Filipino dish. It is made from pork leg that is slowly boiled to make the meat really tender. Its tasty sauce makes this part of the pork much softer and juicier, making it a well known classic in the Philippines. It’s really an easy dish to cook because you just need it to tenderized,seasoned it and wait!


1 whole MONTEREY PORK PATA FRONT, about 1.2 kilos
8 pc shiitake mushrooms
3/4 cup light soy sauce
2 pc star anise
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sherry
1 bunch spring onions
enough water to cover pata


1. Combine all ingredients in a stockpot. Cook over high heat until mixture comes to a boil.
2. Lower heat to simmering and continue to cook until pata is fork tender, about 4 hours. Add water if necessary.
3. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Makes 6 servings.



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