What is Lechon Kawali?

Lechon Kawali is a popular Filipino dish made of pork belly that is boiled, then deep-fried until it is crispy and golden brown. It is usually served with a dipping sauce such as vinegar or soy sauce. It is a popular dish for special occasions and is often served as an appetizer or main course.


To make Lechon Kawali, you will need the following ingredients:

– 2 lbs pork belly
– 2 tablespoons of salt
– 2 tablespoons of black pepper
– 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
– 2 tablespoons of paprika
– 2 tablespoons of onion powder
– 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
– 2 tablespoons of dried thyme
– 2 tablespoons of dried basil
– 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

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1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
2. Rub the pork belly with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and rosemary.
3. Drizzle the olive oil over the pork belly and rub it in.
4. Place the pork belly in the air fryer and cook for 25 minutes.
5. Flip the pork belly and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
6. Remove the pork belly from the air fryer and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
7. Slice the pork belly into cubes and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


– Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the pork belly.
– Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork belly. It should be at least 145°F.
– Let the pork belly rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help keep it juicy and tender.
– If you want extra crispy Lechon Kawali, you can deep-fry it after air frying.

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