KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka


Have you heard about this dish? Of course, for Filipinos, especially the Visayans, this dish is very popular. This dish is a Visayas’ original.

But what is KBL? It stands for the three primary ingredients of this soup dish: Kadyos (pigeon peas), Baboy (pork), and Langka (Jackfruit). Nobody knew when people started to call it KBL; in the past, according to my grandmother; this dish is just a version of Nilagang Baboy with an added ingredient of pigeon peas (kadyos). Perhaps, to give the dish a distinction, it was labeled as KBL.

KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

You can use other parts of the pork for as long as it has fats on it. It is actually the fats that contribute to a great flavor of the dish. But don’t be afraid, the jackfruit, batwan and pigeon peas balance everything. | KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

What made this dish distinctly Visayan? It’s the use of a souring ingredient called batwan or batuan. This fruit is very popular in the Visayas region. It is quite challenging to find this souring agent in other parts of the country. While other people use tamarind for their souring agent instead of batuan, the distinct taste of batuan is still different.

Another distinct feature of this soup is its purple color brought about by the pigeon peas. This ingredient can be found in some supermarkets.

KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

In the provinces, especially in the countryside, some cook/home use fresh pigeon peas, giving the dish even a stronger purple color.


Here are the ingredients needed to make KBL. Follow the procedures below:


  • Pata (1 kg)
  • Jack fruit (1 unripe, cubed)
  • Kadyos (2 cups)
  • Batwan/Batuan fruit (6-8 pcs)
  • Pork broth cube (1 piece)
  • Water (8 cups)
  • Kamote tops
  • Salt


  1. Boil the grilled pork in a pot for 30-45 minutes until it tenders.
  2. Add the kadyos and jack fruit cubes then let it boil for another 10-15 minutes.
  3. If the ingredients in the pot are soft, slowly add the batwan and broth cube. Make some adjustments in the water if needed.
  4. Season the fish with salt to taste and taste it for its sourness.
  5. Finally, you can add the kamote tops and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.

KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

Now, you already have an idea about this Visayan soup dish. If you have the chance to visit the Philippines, don’t forget to look for this dish because you will not surely regret it. This tastes good, and many individuals are getting crazy over its sourness. Just like the sinigang, it will not leave your tongue at ease if you did not finish your serving. So, what are you waiting for? Try it now!

For many households, they don’t mind over-cooking some of the ingredients to exact the best flavors  | KBL Recipe | kadyos Baboy Langka

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