Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Mold Pork in Brown Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5

1 lb


2 slices


5 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

5 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1/2 lb

Lean pork with marbled fat and rind

Green onion, cut into 1 inch long


Star anise (optional)

Soy sauce




Cornstarch, mix with 1 tablespoon cold water


Sesame oil

Green vegetable, spinach or green cabbage

Method :
  • Cut pork into one cubic pieces and cook it with water.

  • Bring to a rolling boil for about 30 minutes, then take the pork out and let it drain dry.

  • Marinate with soy sauce until it becomes brown. Save the soy sauce. Deep fry in very hot oil for about 3 minutes, until skin is very dark.

  • Soak the fried pieces of pork in cold water (skin side down) for about 1/2 hour until the skin becomes wrinkled and soft again.

  • Cut the soaked piece into large thin slices. Arrange the slices in a bowl or soup plate.

  • Add sugar, wine, green onion, ginger, star anise and soy sauce saved from marinating.

  • Steam over high heat for 1 1/2 hours until tender.

  • Pour the liquid mixture from the steamed meat into a saucepan. Bring to boil.

  • Thicken it with cornstarch paste. Add a few drops of sesame oil.

  • Put a serving plate upside down over the soup plate with steamed meat in. Turn the whole thing over so that the meat is on the serving plate. Pour the cooked gravy over the meat.

  • Saut´┐Ż the green vegetables and season to taste. Arrange in a ring along the rim of the meat plate.

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