Pata tim is a popular Filipino dish that is sure to be the star of your weekend dinner. Its main ingredient is pig’s leg: cook it low and slow as it simmers with both sweet and salty seasonings. This creates an aromatic sauce for the pork, making it a mouthwatering treat for the entire family. Braising the pork gives the meat its fall-off-the-bone tenderness. Serve with a side of vegetables to make it extra tasty. Here’s a tip: Add in shaoxing wine to give your pata tim a richer flavor.
Pata Tim Recipe
Pata Tim Ingredients
- 1 1.2 kilogram pig leg rinsed and cut to your desired sizes
- 1 tablespoon peppercorns
- 2 pieces star anise
- 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
- 2 tablespoons white onion chopped
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/8 Cup white sugar
- 1 cube pork bouillon cube
- 4 pieces dried black mushrooms rehydrated in hot water
- 1/4 Cup oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- Potato starch
- 4 pieces mantou buns
- 100 Grams Bok Choy (Chinese leafy cabbage) steamed
- Place pork in a pot with the peppercorns, star anise, garlic, onions, soy sauce, sugar and enough water to cover the pork. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a slow simmer. Leave this on low heat for about 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the pork is tender.
- Add the pork bouillon cube, mushrooms (with the rehydrating liquid), oyster sauce, and vinegar. Adjust the seasoning to your taste, and simmer for 5 minutes. You may thicken the sauce with potato starch mixed with a little water.
- Serve with mantou buns and steamed bok choy.