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Tokwa’t Baboy (Tofu and Pork)

Aug 04

Tokwa at Baboy is a traditional appetizer in most Filipino restaurants and most especially in places offering beer. It is usually made with pork ears, chewy tofu, soy sauce, pork broth, vinegar and other spices. This used to be a favorite dish of my husband but unfortunately, my husband suffers from gouty arthritis and anything high in protein will cause him to suffer stiffness in the joints the following day. Tokwa’t baboy is a favorite of my daughters which she often pairs off with Arroz caldo. I don’t use pig ears for this recipe to make it Tokwa’t Baboy simple to prepare.


1/2 kilo pork (cut into chunk cubes)
6 pieces tokwa or beancurd
2 heads garlic , minced
1/4 teaspoon salt (for pork)
1 cup cane vinegar
1 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt (for sauce)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
3 small onions , diced
2 small pieces chili pepper
Sliced onion rings from 1 onion


1. Fry the beancurd or tokwa until golden brown and crisp. Remove from pan and pat dry off on a kitchen towel. Cut the fried tokwa into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside.

2. Boil pork in water with 1/2 tsp salt until tender. Cut the cooked pork into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside.

3. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, sugar, chili pepper (red sili), black pepper, diced onions and garlic in a bowl.

4. Combine fried tokwa and pork pieces together in a shallow bowl. Pour sauce made in step 3 onto the bowl. Garnish with fresh onion rings.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (390 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  1. HI! Tried your Tokwa’t Baboy and came out very well. Just the taste and proportions I was looking for! Thanks!

  2. Awesome tasting! nice work!

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