Nilat-an is a cooking process in Mindanao and Visayas regions of Philippines, I think this is related to Luzon's "nilaga". My mother loves to cook nilat-an specially if the meat is tough, using this process, it makes the meat tender by simmering the meat over low heat, that brings out the delicious flavor of the meat. Try this recipe.
1 kilo pork buto-buto
1 piece banana heart ( slice into wedges)
thumb size ginger
4 chili fingers ( siling haba)
6 cups water ( add if needed)
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a pot put the water, onion, ginger and pork buto-buto, bring to a boil, when boiling reduce the heat then simmer until the meat is tender.
2. Add the banana heart and simmer until tender then add chili fingers, salt and pepper to taste then simmer until done.
3. Garnish with spring onion then serve it hot and do not forget to smile.