Tokwa’t Baboy Recipe

This well-loved Pinoy appetizer is a cinch to make!

This all-time favorite Filipino appetizer is made from fried pork belly and fried tofu. The sauce for tokwa’t baboy is easy-to-make: it is a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, onions, and sliced chili peppers. Most Filipinos find this to be one of the best comfort foods and is typically paired with a delicious goto or lugaw. However, eating this dish on its own or with a serving of rice is just as tasty. This well-loved Pinoy appetizer is a cinch to make and takes very little time to put together!

Tokwa't Baboy Recipe
This well-loved Pinoy appetizer is a cinch to make!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Tokwa't Baboy Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 kilo Pork belly
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 kilo tofu
  • cooking oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 2 pieces green finger chilies (siling mahaba) sliced


  • In a pot, boil liempo until meat is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a separate wok, fry the tofu one by one until golden brown.
  • Cut the fried tofu into cubes and slice the pork belly into bite-sized pieces then set aside.
  • Combine the sugar, salt, soy sauce, and vinegar in bowl. Simmer in a small pot and add 1 cup of the water used from cooking pork belly. Take away from heat and set aside. 
  • Add the onions and chili pepper. Add the cooked pork belly and let it simmer until the meat has absorbed the sauce.
  • Arrange the pork belly in a container and add the tofu. Drizzle some of the soy sauce mixture on top, if desired.
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