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Hardinera Recipe of Lucban Quezon

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If you’re looking for an interesting and unique Filipino dish to add to your repertoire, then you should try out the Hardinera Recipe of Lucban Quezon. This dish is made with pork, hotdog, vegetables, and hard-boiled eggs, and it’s a favorite among locals in the Lucban area. It’s a bit more complicated to make than some other Filipino dishes, but the result is well worth it! In this recipe, we will walk you through the steps of making this delicious dish.

If you’re attending the Pahiyas festival in Lucban, then you need to try hardinera. It’s a dish that is traditionally served during this festival, and it’s sure to please your taste buds!

Authentic Hardinera Recipe from Lucban

We have an authentic recipe from Lucban Quezon that will help you cook up a delicious batch of Hardinera all year round! With just a little bit of effort on your part, you can serve your family and friends an unforgettable meal that they’ll be talking about for days to come. What’s more? Our recipes are so detailed that even inexperienced cooks will have no problem following along!

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Our Lucban recipe is a crowd pleaser that everyone will love! This festive dish is easy to prepare and just as delicious as it is beautiful. You won’t believe how much flavor this simple combination delivers! Serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or anytime you need an extra special treat for your guests.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


  • Steamer


  • 2 tbsp HICAPS Buttercream Ref Margarine
  • 1 pc Onions diced
  • 500 g Pork Giniling
  • 100 g Hotdogs diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp pickle relish
  • 1 pouch tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tsp White Sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Chef’s Gourmet Premium Cheese grated
  • 4 pcs Whole Egg beaten
  • 4 pineapple slices halved
  • 2 pcs Hard Boiled Egg peeled and cut into slices
  • carrot florets
  • Red Bell Pepper strips


  • Sauté onion HICAPS BUTTERCREAM until translucent. Add pork giniling and diced hotdogs. Add bell pepper, tomato paste, and a little bit of water and let it boil.
    2 tbsp HICAPS Buttercream Ref Margarine, 1 pc Onions, 500 g Pork Giniling, 100 g Hotdogs, 1 Bell Pepper, 1 pouch tomato paste
  • Add the remaining ingredients and let it simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed.
    2 tbsp pickle relish, 2 tbsp raisins, 1 tsp White Sugar, 1 cup pineapple tidbits, 1 cup Chef’s Gourmet Premium Cheese
  • Make sure to season it with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let it cool completely.
    salt and pepper to taste
  • Prepare Llanera, brush the bottom and sides with softened Hicaps Buttercream. Line Llanera with banana leaf, enough to cover the bottom.
  • Arrange boiled egg slices, pineapple slices, belle pepper strips and carrots florets on top of banana leaves.
    4 pineapple slices, 2 pcs Hard Boiled Egg, Red Bell Pepper, carrot
  • Add half of the beaten eggs, then spoon mixture into the molds. Pack the mixture well and smooth top. Pour the remaining half of the beaten egg mixture.
    4 pcs Whole Egg
  • Cover each mold pan with foil. Steam for about 30-40 mins or until the meat mixture is set.
  • Let it stand for 10 mins and then invert on your serving platter.
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Time To Try

When you’re ready to serve, simply remove the hardinera from the fridge and enjoy! We hope you enjoy this delicious and unique Filipino dish! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thanks for reading!

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