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Lechon Kawali in Dipping Sauce
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Lechon Kawali

This Lechon Kawali is boiled and deep-fried in hot oil to get that crispy skin. There’s Minimum prep time for the meat with fantastic results. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 people


  • Heavy Bottomed Pot or Medium-sized deep pot
  • Wire rack
  • Paper towels
  • Electric deep fryer or Air Fryer


  • 3- 4 lbs Pork Belly Meat
  • 5-10 cups of water
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 2-3 tablespoons salt or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 4-5 cups of oil
  • bay leaves optional


  • Put pork belly in a large cooking pot and add water. Add in salt and pepper and bay leaves if using.
    Boil until the meat is soft.
    When the meat is done, drain the water and let the meat cool.Slice it into two and place it into a Ziploc.
    You can freeze the rest of the meat for next use or if you are cooking it directly, just let it sit in the fridge for half day.
    Pat dry the cooked pork belly with paper towels.
    When ready to cook, slice the pork belly into 2 x 2 pieces.
    Add in the cooking oil in the electric deep fryer.
    Heat oil in high temperature and deep fry the pork belly until golden brown or when it looks crunchy.
    Let the excess oil drain in a paper towel or wire rack.