Waknatoy (Pork Stew with Pickles) Recipe

Love stews? You have to try this Marikina dish.

This pork dish is a tomato-based stew, studded with pork shunks, Vienna sausage, red bell peppers, and chorizo. It’ also has sweet pickles—this lends a sweet-tangy flavor that other stews such as menudo do not have.

Waknatoy (Pork Stew with Pickles) Recipe

Tonette's Kitchen
Love stews? You have to try this Marikina dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6


Waknatoy (Pork Stew with Pickles) Ingredients

  • 1 kilo pork use shoulder or butt, sliced into roughly 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup pickle juice
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 Onions sliced into chunks
  • 75 Grams tomato paste
  • 1 Cup water (you may also use beef stock)
  • 1/2 Cup sweet pickle chunks
  • 1/4 kilo Vienna Sausage sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Season the pork with soy sauce and pickle juice. Set aside.
  • Sauté the garlic in pre-heated oil until light golden brown.
  • Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the marinated pork and let it simmer. When the pork has changed color, add the tomato paste. Stir until the tomato paste coats the pork.
  • Add water or stock then simmer for 30-45 minutes on low heat while stirring occasionally. Add more water, if needed.
  • Add the pickle chunks and simmer for another half hour until tender.
  • Add the sausages, brown sugar, and cheese. Simmer for 5 minutes more and serve.
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