13 Easy Steps to Cook Dadi’s All-Time Favorite Pork Pata Tim!


Pork Pata Tim
Pork Pata Tim


We love to eat! We love to eat out, but only occasionally in expensive restaurants for practical reasons. Here’s one food that we really like which, if ordered in restaurants, really cost a fortune. Since there are three aspiring Chef’s in my family, and since ALL of us love food, our main Chef … and he’s the Birthday Boy today, prepared this dish for all of us – our all-time favorite Pork Pata Tim!

Here’s Dadi’s Version of Pork Pata Tim:


  • 1 whole Pork Pata – Choose the Pata sa Likod. The upper meaty part should be included.
  • 1 pc Star anise or sangke (Optional)
  • 4 tbsp Hoysin sauce (Optional)
  • ½ cup Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Root beer (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch, dissolved in ½ cup of water
  • 1 pc Medium size Chinese Cabbage
  • 6 to 8 pcs Shitake medium mushrooms (optional); soak in hot water for 30 minutes, drain, and set aside
  • 1 pc Carrot


How to Cook:

  1. Clean the Pork Pata very well;
  2.  Boil for about 45 minutes in salted water. Drain and place in a dry plate or rack to cool;
  3. In a deep pot, pour enough cooking oil for deep frying;
  4. When hot, place the pork pata and deep fry until golden brown. Remove from oil, place in a rack or plate and let it cool;
  5. In a casserole, combine the following: 6 cups of water, 2 cups of root beer, Star Anise (remember that this is optional – meaning you may or may not add this), Hoisin Sauce, Soy Sauce, and finally the brown sugar. Add the Pork Pata;
  6. Turn on the stove to high and wait until it boils;
  7. Reduce the fire to low and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the Pork Pata is tender;
  8. Add the carrots and the Shitake Mushrooms;
  9. Ensure that there will be enough liquid or sauce in the dish, so check every once in a while the sauce
  10. When the Pata is ready and tender, add the cornstarch-water mixture and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens;
  11. Add the Chinese cabbage and the Sesame oil. Wait a few minutes until the Cabbage is done;
  12. In a serving dish, arrange the Pork Pata pata in the center and then place the vegetables on the sides as garnishing; Pour the sauce on the Pork Pata
  13. Serve hot

I hope you will enjoy cooking and eating your

Pork Pata Tim!



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