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June 6, 2013


Dinakdakan (Ilocano – Filipino Recipe)

by Mymy

Dinakdakan is one of my favorite pork dishes. It is a comfort food that reminds me of happy, childhood memories because this is one of my mom’s specialties. Dinakdakan is always present in our family’s special lunch or dinner during special occasions.



dinakdakan with siling labuyo and onion leaves toppings


dinakdakan with siling labuyo and onion leaves toppings

1/2 kilo pork belly (Variation: 1/2 kilo pig ears or pig face)
1/4 pork liver
2 tablespoons of utak ng baboy “pig brain”
2 medium sized red onions (minced)
2 stalks of onion leaves (sliced thinly)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pure calamansi juice
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1) Boil the pork belly or pig ears, liver and pig brain for about 30 minutes or medium tender.
Note that the brain should be secured in a zip-lock plastic or regular plastic use in making ice.
2) Grill the pork meat and liver for about 5 minutes,  flipping them  every once in a while.
3) Slice the pork meat and liver into thin and rectangular shape.
4) Combine the  soy sauce, calamansi juice/extract, black pepper, minced onions, mayonnaise, and utak ng baboy to the sliced pork meat and liver. Mix well then garnish it with the onion leaves.
5) Ready to serve with rice. Share and enjoy! :-)

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Angelo Cordero
    Jan 23 2014

    Nice food I hope u can email me other ilocanos recipes.thanks

    • Aug 26 2014

      Hello Angelo! most of my recipes I have posted here are authentic Ilocano recipes or Ilocano versions of famous Filipino recipes. Feel free to browse and try my other recipes like pinapaitan and igado; they are authentic Ilocano dishes. Enjoy cooking! :-)

  2. Nov 27 2014

    Nagimasen! Never tried this with liempo before. Naimas met no adda bawangna. Thanks for sharing — Very nice pictures!

    • Nov 27 2014

      Thank you C. Rafi. You might also want to try the other recipes. Enjoy cooking. :-)


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