It is chop suey with lechon kawali. But had I used that phrase for the name of the recipe, only Filipinos would understand just how special this crispy pork belly and vegetables stir fry is.
It starts with the pork belly which simmered with spices until tender then roasted in the oven, at extremely high heat, until the skin blisters and turns into crackling. The crispy pork belly is cooled until the juices settle, chopped into bite size pieces then tossed with the stir fried vegetables just before serving.
The stir fry can include just about any vegetable (such a good way to use bits and pieces left in the fridge) but I highly recommend choosing ones that hold their shape and retain some crunch after some punishing tossing and stirring over high heat. (Read More…)