Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Spiced Pork Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5

1 1/4 lbs

2 tablespoons

3 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 oz


Boneless pork (bacon with rind on)

Soy bean paste

Soy sauce


Crystal sugar (or sugar)

Star anise (optional)

Method :
  • Wipe the pork and rub all sides with soy bean paste, soak about 2-3 hours.

  • Put soy sauce, wine, star anise in deep pot and boil.

  • Then add pork and 2 cups of boiling water, bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to about half, stew for 1/2 hour.

  • Add sugar, continue to stew for one more hour. Turn meat often while stewing.

  • When the sauce is reduces to 1/2 cup and is rather thick, remove from fire and let cool in pot.

  • Slice the pork and lay on plate attractively and pour the sauce on top.

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