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This pochero recipe is a super flavorful cross between a nilaga and bulalo.
This pochero recipe is different from the pochero you may be more familiar with. A Tagalog pochero recipe is usually a tomato-based stew with its thick slightly sweet sauce,¬†courtesy of the saba bananas that's been cooked in it.¬†
Not all pochero recipes are stews.¬†
This pochero¬†recipe version from the Visayas is a soupy, not a saucy, dish.¬†This version is more like a cross between a nilaga recipe¬†and a bulalo recipe than¬†the saucy tomato stew. Not only that, it's got more herbs in it! This recipe includes the aromatic lemongrass, spicy ginger, and lots of leeks to¬†make the broth more complex in flavor.¬†
Finally, it marries all the vegetables of the nilaga and the bulalo in one!¬†Potatoes and cabbage? Check! Sweet corn cobs¬†and pechay? Double check! Plus, this version also includes a fresh bamboo shoot which you can swap out for the canned version so it's easy to prepare.¬†
Here's the recipe:¬†
Try these other regional recipes, too:¬†