Grilled Spicy Pork Salad (Dinakdakan)

“Dinakdakan” Ilocano’s famous Pork Recipe in the Philippines

Dinakdakan is a word used by Ilocano’s as a name for this grilled pork recipe. It is a well-known recipe in all Ilocano towns in the Philippines and has been tailored by other regions because of its wonderful flavor and simple preparation. We have unusual ways of preparing Dinakdakan these days, as many make an inventive twist on its taste and preparation.

For Grill and boil:

  • 1/2 lb Pork ear
  • 2lb Pork belly
  • 1/2 lb Pork nape
  • 1/2 lb Pork tongue
  • 1/2 lb Pork liver
  • 1/2 lb Pork intestine (optional grilled or boiled)

For the seasoning:

  • 4 pcs calamansi (Use Lemon or Lime to substitute)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Vinegar
  • 2 Chopped onions
  • 4 Chopped chili
  • 4 Stalks Chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 lb Pork’s brain (boiled)
  • 3 spoon Mayonaise (optional)

1. Grill all the pork ingredients until golden brown and simmer the pork brain for 10 mins
2. Slice the grilled pork into bite-size
3. In a bowl, mix the sliced grilled pork with the boiled pork brain and the rest of the seasoning
4. Add salt and pepper to taste
5. Add mayonnaise to make it thick, this is optional.