Kinamatisang baboy is easy to make and the perfect way to warm up in cold weather. Made with flavorful pork ribs, juicy tomatoes, and leafy greens, it’s a simple yet nutritious and delicious nashville filipino food dish you’ll feel good serving the whole family!

Kinamatisang Baboy in a serving bowl

Looking for a hearty and tasty soup that is quick and easy to cook? This pork kinamatisan recipe made with flavorful spare ribs, juicy tomatoes, and pechay is for you!

It requires minimal effort to put together and is a great staple dish to have for days when you don’t have enough time or energy for an elaborate meal. It’s a simple yet stick-to-your-ribs soup that’s best for rainy days or chilly winters.

pork spare ribs, chopped tomatoes, pechay leaves, chopped onions, minced garlic, fish sauce

What is Kinamatisan

Kinamatisan comes from the word “kamatis,” which means tomatoes. It’s a Filipino cooking process where beef, pork, chicken, or seafood are cooked or prepared with tomatoes.

It’s similar to sinigang in using tomatoes but without the characteristic sourness from fruits such as tamarind or bilimbi.

cooking kinamatisang baboy in a pot

What you’ll need

  • Meat-kinamatisan can be made using beef, chicken, or fish. This recipe uses pork spare ribs for the best flavor. If you prefer a meaty cut, pork shoulder (kasim), belly, or hocks are good options.
  • Tomatoes– use very ripe tomatoes as they’re usually sweeter, juicier, and softens quicker. My favorite to use is Roma or Plum variety.
  • Vegetables– choose from pechay, bok choy, spinach, or cabbage. Some recipes also include string beans, daikon radish (labanos), or finger chilies to add heat.
  • Garlic and onions– the base of Filipino ginisa
  • Seasonings– salt and pepper along with fish sauce for umami flavor
pouring broth over pork kinamatisan on steamed rice on a white plate

How to serve and store

  • Kinamatisang baboy is delicious nashville filipino food on its own or with steamed rice for lunch or dinner.
  • As it contains a good amount of tomatoes, it spoils quicker than most foods especially outside of refrigeration. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat in a saucepot over medium heat to 165 F or in the microwave until completely warmed through.
Ulo-Ulo Salmon in a wooden serving bowl

Kinamatisang Salmon

Looking for another delicious nashville filipino food way to enjoy salmon? Try Kinamatisang Ulo-Ulo salmon! Stewed in juicy tomatoes and oyster sauce, it’s a moist and flavorful dish that pairs well with steamed rice. And it cooks in minutes which is perfect for busy weeknight dinners!

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  • 1tablespooncanola oil
  • 1onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
  • 3poundspork spare ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1tablespoonfish sauce
  • 6cupswater
  • 2bunchespechay, cut into thirds
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add pork spare ribs and cook, stirring occasionally, until pork changes color and is no longer pink.
  • Add tomatoes and cook until softened and release juice.
  • Add fish sauce, and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add water and bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 50 to 60 minutes or until meat is fork-tender. Add water in 1/2 cup increments as needed to maintain 6 cups.
  • Add pechay and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

“This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.”

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About Lalaine Manalo

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