How to Cook Tokwa't Baboy: A Filipino-Inspired Pulutan

Updated on December 6, 2019
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Learn how to cook tokwa't baboy
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What Is Tokwa't Baboy?

Tokwa't baboy is a famous Filipino pulutan, or appetizer that is eaten with alcoholic drinks, especially beer. This particular snack is made with tofu and pork. Usually, pig's mask is used for this recipe, but other parts of the pig can be used, as well. Allow me to share my simple recipe for tokwa't baboy that you and your family can enjoy.

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Tokwa't baboy
Tokwa't baboy | Source
tokwa't baboy recipe
tokwa't baboy recipe | Source
tokwa't baboy ingredients
tokwa't baboy ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 40 min
Yields: Serves 3 to 4 people


  • 400 grams pig's mask, sliced
  • 300 grams tofu, cubed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • Cooking oil


For Preparation:

  • 2 large bowls
  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small plate
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • frying pan
  • tongs or cooking spoon
  • skimmer


  1. In a pot, pour in water. Season it with salt and pepper. Add the pig's mask. Cook until tender.
  2. Allow it to cool down before slicing it. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add tofu cubes. Cook until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. On a plate, mix pig's mask, tofu, and onion.
  5. Serve it with your favorite dip.

Tokwa't Baboy Video Tutorial

Tips and Techniques

  1. Add slices of green chilies for a spicy flavor.
  2. Slice tofu before frying to create a crunchier exterior texture.
  3. Serve with your favorite dip. I like to eat this snack with spicy soy vinegar dip.
  4. Use chicken as a healthy alternative to pork.

Tofu and pork recipe
Tofu and pork recipe | Source

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