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5 from 1 vote

Pata Tim

This is another mouth-watering main dish that is truly enjoyed by most Filipinos like Kare Kare. The pork hock is first seared to seal in flavor and then braised in a soy sauce mixture until tender.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: braised, hock, leg, pata tim, pork
Servings: 4
Author: Mia


  • 1 ½ kilo pork hock/leg
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 6 pcs whole black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 to 5 cups water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 bundle bok choy


  • Wash the pork hock thoroughly and pat dry with kitchen paper towels.
  • Heat oil in a large pot and saute garlic until fragrant. Place pork hock and sear on all sides.
  • Add whole peppercorn, ground black pepper, bay leaves, salt, soy sauce, water, and sugar and bring to a boil
  • Lower heat and let simmer for 2 hours or until the pork is tender. If it still needs more time cooking, add more water in 1/2 cup increments until cooked.
  • Add bok choy let simmer for 5 more minutes or until soft. Transfer in a serving dish and serve with steaming rice. Bon Appetit!