Lechon Kawali Sauce Recipe

Lechon Kawali Sauce Recipe – lechon kawali refers to crispy pork belly. It is one of the many different ways you can enjoy pork in the Philippines. Like many dishes, lechon kawali tastes best with a sauce. There are many different sauces you can try with this dish but lechon kawali has its own sauce. Lechon kawali sauce is a dipping sauce that primarily features, vinegar and onions. When you pair it with Lechon Kawali, it adds a tangy and sweet depth to the crispy dish. There are different options that come with making this sauce and this Lechon Kawali Sauce recipe is one of them.

lechon kawali sauce recipe

Lechon Kawali Sauce

A savory sauce with tangy and sweet tones mainly served with crispy pork belly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 8 people


  • 1 1/4 cup pig liver paste you can also liquify pieces of pig liver in a food processor
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or cooking oil
  • 1 pinch salt add more if it doesn't fit your taste
  • 1 pinch pepper add more if it doesn't fit your taste


  • Pour the bacon fat or cooking oil in a heated up pan.
  • Once the oil is heated, sauté the garlic and onions until they becomes soft.
  • Add the liver paste and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat and stir while doing so.
  • Add the vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil before stirring them all together.
  • Pour water and bring the mixture to a boil then stir in the brown sugar and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and cook for another 2 minutes. Continuosly stir while it cooks.
  • Once the mixture is cooked, season with salt and pepper until it fits your taste.
  • Turn off the heat and let the sauce rest.
  • Once cooled, transfer the sauce into a blender then blend for a minute.
  • After the mixture is blended, it's ready to be served in a bowl with a crispy meat dish.

Other Ways to Enjoy Lechon Kawali Sauce

While the name may indicate the sauce is only for Lechon Kawali, that is not the case. Lechon Kawali sauce can be a great dipping sauce for a number of dishes. Mainly, crispy meat dishes. Due to the tanginess and other flavorings in the sauce, it helps balance out the oiliness in crispy dishes.

A few other dishes you can enjoy with this sauce include, Lechon Manok a.k.a. roasted chicken, buttered shrimp, and pritong isda, which is basically fried fish. Basically, if it’s protein and has a slight greasiness to it, this sauce can help add fun to the dish. If you want to play around with the sauce, one option you can go for is Lechon Kawali sauce involving soy. Either way, it is a treat to enjoy with any meat dish.

If you liked this sauce recipe, you may be interested in our “Siopao Sauce.” You can also check out our other recipes such as our “Lechon Paksiw Recipe.”

lechon kawali sauce recipe

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