Alternative namesNilat-an, Linat-ang baboy, Linat-an na baboy, Nilat-ang baboy, Nilat-an na baboy
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateVisayas, Mindanao
Similar dishesNilaga, Bulalo, Lauya, Cansi

Linat-an, also known as nilat-an, is a traditional pork stew from the Visayas and Mindanao islands of the Philippines. Linat-an characteristically uses pork ribs (or other bony cuts of pork) boiled and simmered until very tender, lemongrass (tanglad), string beans, and starchy ingredients for a thicker soup (usually taro). Like the very similar nilagang baboy, the rest of its ingredients can vary, but they typically include chayote, water spinach, onion, garlic, pechay, calabaza, and bell peppers. It is seasoned with salt, ground black pepper, and fish sauce to taste.[1][2][3][4]

The name "linat-an" literally means "boiled until very tender". It can also be used generally to refer to other types of stews, including those made with beef or chicken.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Filipino Pork Stew with Mixed Vegetables (Linat-Ang Baboy) Recipe". Hungry Huy. November 8, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  2. ^ "Linat an Recipe (Boiled Pork Soup with Lemongrass)". Panlasang Pinoy. February 10, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Linat-an". Ang Sarap. April 15, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "Linat-ang Baboy of Cebu". Mama's Guide Recipes. January 7, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  5. ^ Wolff, John U. (1972). A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan, Volume II (L-Y) (PDF). Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program & The Linguistic Society of the Philippines.