Pork Ribs Humba Recipe

If you are a Filipino, you might heard about this dish called Humba.. This is the sister recipe of the famous adobo but this is the Visayan Version. This is usually cooked on the southern part of the Philippines, the Visayas region.

My husband is from Cebu, and I first tasted this humba when I was there in Cebu. I really loved the adobo taste with the sweetness. The pork is well cooked and well marinated with vinegar and soysauce.

Since I have been craving for humba, I bought pork ribs and some of its ingredients to cook it today.

Sharing with you my simple pork ribs humba recipe.


1 spoon of cooking oil

8 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 kilo of spare ribs (chopped)

3 parts (ladle) of soysauce

2 parts (ladle) of vinegar

80 g of salted black beans

115 g of pineapple tidbits

1 spoon of sugar

2 glasses of water

salt and pepper to taste

How to Cook:

  1. Fry the garlic in a pan.
  2. Once the garlic are already a little brownish. Add the washed spare ribs.
  3. Add, salt, pepper, soysauce and vinegar. Cover the pot.
  4. Once it boiled, add 1 glass of water.. Then add again the other glass of water.
  5. When the meat is already tender, add the salted black beans. Cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the pineapple tidbits and sugar. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper if required.
  8. Serve hot.. Enjoy!

These are the ingredients that are available with me.. Some are putting dried bay leaves and banana blossoms.

My kids loved it. They were hesitant at first to try it but since they knew adobo, they liked it when they tasted it.

I have added a video of how I did in my facebook page.. Kindly visit Maybahay ng OFW page.

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