Pochero is a certified health dish because of the goodness of pork for protein, vegetables for fiber and other minerals, and the bananas, the energy fruit we all love. Lalaine’s Eatery adds camote to it.

Below is a recipe courtesy of our dear conservative and friendly Manang Rosalinda “Sally” Nam-ay, another staff member of our dorm. We can really say that she has “the cooking thumb.” Oftentimes, she’s the one who cooks for the dorm gatherings.



1 kilo pork (sliced)

¼ kilo tomatoes

2 onion bulbs

6 pieces banana (sab-a)

½ kilo pechay(or ½ kilo cabbage)

2 spring onions

4 pieces green bell pepper (optional)

1 tbsp salt

1 pinch vetsin

7 cups water


1.      Prepare all the ingredients.

2.      Sauté the garlic, onion and tomatoes.

3.      Add salt and vetsin.

4.      Put the chicken and let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.

5.      Put the water and let it boil.

6.      When the water is already boiling, put the banana and the green pepper. Stir occasionally until it become soft.

7.      Add the pechay or the cabbage and wait until cooked.

8.      Serve while hot.

inday joy says:  most ilonggos love putting vetsin.  try to do without.  it will still turn out delicious.:)