September 19, 2009




1 whole Pork hind leg (pata sa likod) include the upper meaty part.
1 pc. Star anise (sangke)
4 tbsp. Hoysin sauce (optional)
½ cup Dark Soy sauce
1 cup Brown sugar
2 cups Root beer (optional)
1 tsp Sesame oil
2 tsp Corn starch dissolved in ½ cup of water
1 pc Medium size Chinese cabbage
6 to 8 pcs Shitake medium mushrooms (optional) soaked on hot water
for 30 minutes then drained
1 pc. large carrot

1. Boil the pork pata for about 45 mins in salted water. Drain and let cool.
2. Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Let it cool
3. Place the fried pata in a casserole. Add about six (6) cups of water and the two (2) cups of root beer.
4. Add the star anise, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar.
5. Place in high fire until it boils then reduce the fire to low and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until the pata is very tender (almost falling off the bone). Remember to add the carrots and shitake mushrooms
after 30 minutes of simmering.
6. Make sure to check the water level every 15 minutes. Ideally the level of the sauce should be 1/4th of the casserole when done. Add the cornstarch and water mixture. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
7. Add the Chinese cabbage and simmer until it is tender. Add the sesame oil.
8. In a serving dish, place the pata in the center. Place the vegetables on the side.Pour enough sauce on the pata. Serve hot.

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10 responses to "PATA TIM"
January 6, 2010

Very Good! love this recipe!

junpei ukiya said:
January 18, 2010

I’ll try this one definitely!

jake nuguid said:
August 14, 2010

thanx guys… now i know how is the proper way of cooking PATA TIM.

dol said:
September 17, 2010

i’m I’m cooking right now following this recipe.

carol said:
September 19, 2010

i like this viand ery delecious i taste this before .i try this next time to cook,thanks

April 2, 2011

I’ve been wanting to cook this recipe, I’ve been craving for this for so long. Thanks for posting.

November 26, 2011

Im cooking ryt now….. I hope the kids will like this recipe of Pata Tim..good luck to me!!

gizelle said:
August 12, 2012

Thanks… i just made this for my hubby, he loved it. The last time we had this was like 20 years ago back in the Philippines during our barangay fiesta! Yum yum!!

Leo said:
November 18, 2012

Its nice pata tim recipe,now i know
how to cook pata tim.
tsarap tsalap.

Pauline said:
December 24, 2012

Holy moly. Tried this recipe today and it was incredible! It’s like it was ripped off from the books of Grand Convention Center (a famous restaurant here in Cebu)! Highly recommended!

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