Lechon kawali

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Lechon kawali
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Lechon kawali with rice, dipping sauce and atchara pickles
Alternative namesLechon carajay
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPork belly

Lechon kawali, also known as lechon carajay,[1] is crispy pork belly deep-fried in a pan or wok (kawali). It is seasoned beforehand, cooked then served chopped into pieces. It is usually accompanied with a dipping sauce, such as "lechon sauce" traditionally made with pork liver, or toyomansi (soy sauce with calamansi).[2][3]

If deep-fried extensively until crispy and crunchy, it becomes the Ilocano bagnet, a variant of chicharon.[4] Lechon kawali is also a common accompaniment or ingredient to stir-fried water spinach with shrimp paste (binagoongang kangkong).[5]

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  1. ^ "Lechon Carajay Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. 2016-07-29. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Lechon Kawali Recipe". Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2014-11-19.
  3. ^ "Lechon Kawali". PinoyChow.com - Filipino Food Recipe.
  4. ^ "Did You Know That Bagnet is Called "Chicharon" in Ilocos?".
  5. ^ Oh, Sam (21 June 2013). "#SamLikesItHot: Kangkong bagoong with lechon kawali". Rappler. Retrieved 21 April 2019.