Humba originated in the Visayas region in the Philippines. Humba is a very tasty and very delicious meal but it is very easy to make. Instead of cooking my Humba stove top, I opted to cook t in the crock pot for ease.I also added a video for your guidance.
Today I am serving you with this super famous meal in the Philippines. It is called Humba and it originated from my part of the Philippine island, Visayas. I have been eating this meal my whole life; although currently, I tend to hold back for health reason; but once in a while, on a special occasion, I make a huge batch satiating my Humba craving.
My goal for this post is for you to try this Filipino meal whose taste you cannot find in any American food. It has the combination of saltiness, sourness and sweetness; so Humba is worth trying for. It has a unique and a very surprising flavor. Try making this Humba once in awhile to bring yourself to a more adventurous flavor.
Humba is one of my favorite Filipino food. It is very easy to make, it is super delicious and just great when paired with steamed rice. Humba consists mostly of soy sauce, vinegar and then some herbs like Azucena (or dry Lily flower), Bay leaves, onion, garlic, loads of whole pepper and the most important are the salted black beans. .
When cooking Humba, it is always the best to use the pork belly, but this time, I chose pork hock because I am planning to make Crispy Pata for next week and it is cheaper to buy in bulk so here it is, Humba in Pork Hock form. In term of the taste, the Pork Hock really delivered and in my opinion, it is not as fatty as the Pork Belly. Although I am more biased in the Pork belly… As my late grandma said, “the more oily, the more shiny you face shall be.” And, although the doctor will not be pleased, it is also tastier from the pork fat.
How to Cook Humba Plus Video - Slow Cooked
- 2 lbs Cut Pork Hocks
- 1/8 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown light brown sugar
- 1/8 cup salted black beans
- 1/4 cup dried lily flower or Azucena
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 5-6 pieces dried bay leaves
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp whole black pepper
- Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and slow cook for 5 to 6 hours on high WHEN USING CERAMIC BASED SLOW COOKER. When using metal based slow cooker, it is usually done in 2-3 hours.