Linat-an Recipe

March 4, 2015
(Last Updated On: March 5, 2015)

How to make Linat-an

Linat-an Recipe is a satisfying, filling and very delicious Filipino soup dish that is very popular in Cebu and Mindanao, it is simple and easy to prepare.

Linat-an is like Nilagang Baboy, it is boiled until the pork is tender, although both dishes have the same cooking process but with different ingredients that distinguish one from the other.    Linat-an is more like Sinigang na Baboy without a souring agent and it makes use of red bell pepper, tanglad leaves (lemongrass), gabi (taro root), and sitaw ( string beans).  The tanglad leaves enhances the aroma and the flavor of the soup while the gabi makes the soup thicker and more flavorful.

This is the first time we tried this soup dish and we find it very rich-tasting soup, I can tell you that my family enjoyed it and they ask for more.   I suggest you try this creamy and flavorful Linat-an Recipe, you will surely love and enjoy it too.

Linat-an recipe

Linat-an na Baboy Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo Pork spare ribs
  • 7 pcs Sitaw(string beans), cut into 2 inches length
  • 1 bunch of scallions, cut into 2 inches length
  • 2 pcs medium sized Gabi(taro root), chopped
  • 1 bunch of Tanglad(lemongrass), clean it well then tie it together
  • 3 1/2 cups rice washing
  • 2 1/2 cups Pork broth
  • 1 medium sized Red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Linat-an ingredients

Linat-an Instructions:

  • Pour the Pork broth and rice washing in a large cooking pot, cover and bring to a boil.
  • When it starts to boil, add-in the onions, lemongrass, and spare ribs.
  • Simmer the soup until the pork meat becomes tender, it will take about 1 hour.
  • Add the gabi(taro root) then simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Add-in the Red bell pepper and Sitaw(string beans), then simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Put-in the green onions, then black pepper and salt to taste, mix well.
  • Serve with hot steam rice.

Linat-an recipe

Linat-an Recipe is a creamy, flavorful and easy to prepare Filipino soup.

Linat-an recipe



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    Lisa Brown

    March 14, 2015 at 6:09 am

    interesting soup, looks hearty.

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    March 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    These look great. I’m particularly keen on the first one.

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    Ibp bp

    March 8, 2015 at 10:52 am


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    Morgana DeLarge

    March 8, 2015 at 4:42 am

    It looks delicious, thank you for sharing!

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    Donna L.

    March 8, 2015 at 3:19 am

    This soup looks healthy and filling!

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      Ed Joven
      March 8, 2015 at 3:42 am

      Hi Donna,

      It is not only healthy, it is very flavorful. You’ll ask for more once you tasted it.

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    March 8, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Do you brown the pork first (for more flavour) or just cook it in the broth. I think I would like it better if I deboned the pork first. Sounds great though. I put this site in my recipe bookmarks! 🙂

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      Ed Joven
      March 8, 2015 at 3:40 am

      Hi Domenique,

      Just cook the pork it in the broth, no need to brown it. Cooking it with bones added more flavor to the broth.

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    Michael Perkins

    March 7, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Looks good

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    mary katona

    March 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I would love to try this recipe 🙂

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    Bobbie Smith

    March 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!

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    Doreen Lamoureux

    March 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    This looks so yummy. It looks pretty easy to make too. Wonder if I can find Gabi(taro root) around here. Going to look. Thanks for the recipe.

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    nicole dziedzic

    March 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    This is amazing recipe, goes great with white rice or brown.

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    Coline T.
    March 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    his sounds like it could be an interesting thing to try sometime 🙂

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    Princess Buenviaje

    March 6, 2015 at 11:22 am

    so yummy :)thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

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    Sarah L

    March 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    That does look delicious and filling.

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    Eric Aparri

    March 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I want to try it! looks delicious

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    March 5, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I haven’t heard of this dish before. It does looks delicious though.

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    Melissa Greco

    March 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll be making this for my lola

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    ellen beck

    March 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This sounds like an interesting recipe and one I might give a try it is very different from recipes I make but sounds good.

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    Soha MOlina

    March 5, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Is this soup creamy?

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      Ed Joven
      March 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      yes it is a creamy pork soup and very delicious too.

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