Asian Filipino Main Course Pork

Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali is deep fried pork belly. No, Lechon Kawali is not a lechon.

Lechon Kawali

Crispy fried Pork Belly
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino


  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • salt
  • pepper corn
  • 5 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 5 cups water


  • In a pot. Boil water.
  • Add the pork belly and add salt, pepper corn and dried bay leaves. Boil for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat from pot and let cool. Pat dry.
  • Spread salt evenly on the pork belly.
  • In another pot, heat oil.
  • Deep fry pork belly skin side first. Fry until both side is golden brown.
  • Remove the meat from the pot and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Slice. Serve.
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