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5 from 3 votes

Pata Tim Recipe

Tender pork leg stew with mushroom and bok choy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pata, pork leg recipe, tender pata
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs pork leg pata
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 10 pieces Shiitake mushroom
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 2 teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • 6 cups water


  • Set turbo broiler to 350F. Broil pata for 20 minutes.
  • Boil water in a cooing pot. Add broiled pata. Boil for 15 minutes. Drain water and then wash the pata with running water.
  • In a clean cooking pot, arrange the pata. Pour soy sauce, Sesame oil, cooking wine, and water. Add whole peppercorn. Boil for 1 to 2 hours or until pork gets tender. Note: you can use a pressure cooker to tenderize the pork leg quicker.
  • Add Knorr Pork Cube, star anise, and Shitake mushrooom. Cook for 20 minutes. Note: add more water if needed. Make sure that there is at least 2 ½ cups of sauce in the pot.
  • Add sugar. Stir. Pour cornstarch and water mixture. Stir and cook until sauce thickens.
  • Add baby bok choy. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve. Share and enjoy!