Electric Lunchbox #8: Nilaga (Filipino Pork Soup)

This is a simple all in one meal regularly served in the Philippines with a side of rice. It’s kind of resembles the French pot au feu and my husband said in South America they call this kind of soup Sopa de Viernes.

Typically made with pork, beef and beef shanks also go perfectly with the veggies! (The one with the big beef bones and marrow is a special version in the Philippines called “Bulalo”). If you have plantains, add some with the potatoes. I remember we add them to this soup too and I love how it adds a little sweetness to this dish.

This recipe has an option of adding dessert (Filipino Flan!) on the upper tier if you use an itaki jumbo!

*Please note that the word “cup” in any of my electric lunchbox recipe refers to the little itaki cup included with the lunchbox. It holds 40ml.*

Place the following in the bottom bowl being mindful to leave at least an inch space between the ingredients and the top of the bowl since the little bowl will be placed on top.

A handful of pork, diced

1 small potato, peeled and diced

1 small carrot, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons diced onions

2 leaves cabbage, cut into squares or shredded

3 Green beans, cut into 1 inch long pieces

2 tablespoons kernels or a couple of canned baby corn

Water to cover

1 – 2 teaspoon pork bouillon (adjust to taste)

1 teaspoon fish sauce

Dash of ground pepper

Top bowl:

2 cups rice, rinsed and drained

2 cups water

If you have the Itaki Jumbo you can make dessert – Filipino Leche Flan – at the same time in the top second tier! Then you have a full Filipino meal!

3 cups water in base (about 1 hour 6 minutes).

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One thought on “Electric Lunchbox #8: Nilaga (Filipino Pork Soup)

  1. Connie August 16, 2020 / 2:16 am


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