Mila’s Tokwat Baboy Is To Die For

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Mila's Tokwa't Baboy & Sisig signage
Take note of the address of Mila’s Tokwat Baboy & Sisig House. If you find yourself in Pampanga, you need to drop by. 😃

Tokwat baboy is a classic Philippine dish. It’s usually served as an appetizer but there are times when it’s served as a main dish as well.

Tokwa is basically bean curd. It’s made from soy milk that has been coagulated. The curds are then shaped into rectangles and voila …you have tokwa.

Tokwa is basically bean curd. It’s made from soy milk that has been coagulated. The curds are then shaped into rectangles and voila …you have tokwa.

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Baboy is pork. For the tokwat baboy dish, the ear part of the pork is used. It just goes so well with the deep-fried tokwa. 

Baboy is pork. For the tokwat baboy dish, the ear part of the pork is used. It just goes so well with the deep-fried tokwa.

The tokwa and the baboy are combined with soy sauce, onions vinegar, and chilis. Together, they burst into an orgasmic flavor of joy. Joy for the tummy but not too good for the health. But hey, it shouldn’t be too bad as long as you eat this particular dish once in a while, right? 😃

Mila's tokwa't baboy topped with chopped green leafy veggies.
Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy … it’s healthy … it has veggies 😀

The thing is, if you end up in Mila’s Tokwat Baboy & Sisig House, you’re going to have a hard time avoiding this flavorful dish. If you want to eat the best tokwat baboy, you gotta go to Mila’s.

The thing is, if you end up in Mila’s Tokwat Baboy & Sisig House, you’re going to have a hard time avoiding this flavorful dish. If you want to eat the best tokwat baboy, you gotta go to Mila’s.

The one thing about the usual tokwat baboy is that it’s good, no matter where you eat it. It’s a dish that’s perfected by Filipinos so it tastes good everywhere it’s served. But if you want the best of the best, then you have to go to Mila’s Tokwat Baboy in Angeles City, Pampanga.

A Quick History Of Tokwat Baboy

To many folks, tokwat baboy is an appetizer. However, it can also be a side dish since it goes so well with other local dishes such as goto and arroz caldo. 😍

It’s pretty hard to just leave it as an appetizer. It’s so good that you’d want to eat it with the main course.

Originally, tokwat baboy was known as kulao. This is a dish that’s composed solely of pig’s ears. It’s a very popular dish among the Caviteños. It was also known as kilawin na tainga ng baboy. That meant that the pig’s ears were either half-cooked or raw. 😀 

Originally, tokwat baboy was known as kulao. This is a dish that’s composed solely of pig’s ears. It’s a very popular dish among the Caviteños. It was also known as kilawin na tainga ng baboy. That meant that the pig’s ears were either half-cooked or raw. 😀

Since it’s soaked in vinegar, there’s nothing to worry about. You can have peace of mind that it’s safe to eat.

Tokwa was eventually added to kulao. Then a great dish was born. 😃

Paco salad, sisig, rice, and condiments placed on a white table.
Add some pako salad and sisig to the tokwa’t baboy! Winner! 👍

A Well-Kept Secret

A handsome friend of mine, who is also married to one of the timeless beauties of the Manila scene (naks naman!), has been recommending Mila’s Tokwat Baboy for the longest time. Finally, we were able to find some time to drive to Clark, Pampanga.

We thought Mila’s Tokwat Baboy would just be right outside Clark but no. We ended up driving right into the heart of Angeles City to find what was to be the best tokwat baboy ever.

Even if it seemed like we were lost, everybody seemed to know where Mila’s Tokwat Baboy was. Basically, it’s a straight drive along Mac Arthur Highway and when you see Honda Motorcycle shop, you make a left on Santo Domingo. It’s a gated community but you can enter the village hassle-free. Then you will see on your right paradise…Mila’s Tokwat Baboy.

Signage of Mila's Tokwa't Baboy D'Original
They really serve fast. No doubt, they serve the best!

Mila’s Tokwat Baboy started out in their garage. Now, it occupies more than just their garage. There’s an enclosed area that’s air conditioned. There’s also an area where it’s not. It’s your choice where you want to stay.

Mila’s Tokwat Baboy started out in their garage. Now, it occupies more than just their garage. There’s an enclosed area that’s air conditioned. There’s also an area where it’s not. It’s your choice where you want to stay.

Tokwat Baboy Is Just One Of The Yummy Dishes

We had already planned our menu, thanks to our handsome friend. So we went for the tokwat baboy, pako salad, and chicharon bulalak.

Our orders came FAST so we dug in. Gosh….I have never eaten such yummy tokwat baboy in my life. And the chicharon bulalak? It was amazingly wonderful because it wasn’t just crunchy …it was super fluffy.

Unlike the usual chicharon bulaklak where the pieces are small and sometimes hard and chewy to tackle, Aling Mila’s version is wonderful to indulge in. And yes, we did indulge.  Actually, we overindulged. So we ordered pako salad to neutralize the sinful dishes.

Chicharon bulaklak on a white plate.
The best “organic’ dish …the best chicharon bulaklak ever!
Paco salad topped with slices of salted egg.
Got to eat some veggies. Their pako salad is a must-try.

Once Is Not Enough

Aling Mila’s servings are way too generous. We couldn’t handle another order. Hence, the sisig and lechon kawali would have to wait until our next visit. That was the most logical thing to do…at least, for our health.😃

So we waited and went back the day after. Since we couldn’t wait any longer, we went back in the morning, at around 8 A.M. We wanted to have sisig for breakfast and we did.

Aling Mila’s sisig is a lot different from the usual sisig. For starters, it doesn’t need any more hot sauce or kalamansi. It’s pretty tasty the way it is. Second, it’s finely shredded.

Aling Mila’s sisig is a lot different from the usual sisig. For starters, it doesn’t need any more hot sauce or kalamansi. It’s pretty tasty the way it is. Second, it’s finely shredded.

The best part about going to Aling Mila’s in the morning is meeting her in person. Yes, we met the famous Aling Mila and she is amazing. Such a gracious hostess.

The best part about going to Aling Mila’s in the morning is meeting her in person. Yes, we met the famous Aling Mila and she is amazing. Such a gracious hostess.

Headshot of Aling Mila.
It’s hard to believe Aling Mila is in her early eighties.

While we were eating our sisig and pako salad (got to eat veggies), Aling Mila came to our table to give us plate of freshly fried chicharon and leche flan. Wow! We were so honored and you guessed it. Her chicharon is to die for (literally …if we eat it all the time!) and her leche flan is creamy but not sweet at all.

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Pieces of chicharon on a white plate.
Thank you, Aling Mila, for the free chicharon.
One whole leche flan on a white dish.
Super yummy leche flan. Courtesy of Aling Mila.

How To Contact Them

Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy & Sisig

Landline:(045) 888-6727

Address:#195 San Andres St., Sto. Domingo, Angeles, Pampanga

Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy & Sisig House boasts the best local dishes. A must-try place in case you find yourself in Pampanga.

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All in all, our visits to Mila’s Tokwat Baboy are very well worth it. BTW, we still weren’t able to taste her barbeque dishes and lechon kawali. It was too early in the morning and those dishes weren’t prepared yet. That gives us another good reason to visit Aling Mila’s Tokwat Baboy SOON!

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8 thoughts on “Mila’s Tokwat Baboy Is To Die For

  1. Mila’s in Pampanga is definitely worth the trip. I’ve been there a couple of times and the place is always packed. We had to take a table in the area where there wasn’t any AC but that was okay since their food made up for it.

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  2. There are other branches of Mila’s Tokwat Baboy but it’s always a treat to go to the main branch, which is part of her house. Before you enter the restaurant, you will see a wall of photos. From local to international celebrities, that wall is filled with photos of very important people. It’s amazing. You should have taken a photo of that wall. 🙂

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  3. I had no idea that tokwat baboy is also known as kulao. I looked it up and you were right. It’s called kulao in Cavite. Interesting!

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    1. It’s also related to the term “kilawin.” Some say that kulao is a dish that’s devoid of tokwa but nonetheless, the manner of preparing the pork is the same. 🙂

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  4. The chicharon bulaklak looks yummy. I miss that. I can’t wait until we can visit the Philippines again. Sana by next year we can travel again. First place I will visit is Pampanga. In the meantime, keep on posting local dishes.

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