Five Spice Pork

Five Spice Pork


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This is a Filipino braised dish where pork is marinated, simmered then sliced. Serve with lots of white rice.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 kg pork fillet
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

  1. Combine soy sauce, five spice powder, garlic and salt then mix well.
  2. Marinate the pork in the combined mixture for at least 1 hour. Heat a cooking pot then put in the pork along with the marinade and water then let boil.
  3. Add bay leaf and star anise. Add brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly.
  4. Simmer for about 40 minutes flipping the meat after 20 minutes or so. If sauce dries and pork is not yet done, add more water. Simmer over low heat until sauce thickens.
  5. Turn off the heat and remove the meat from the cooking pot. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes then slice. Transfer to a serving plate and top with the thick sauce. Garnish with parsley or spring onions if you like.

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Made this. It tastes great. Highly Recommended. Cooking time was too long. i checked it after 25 minutes and it was cooked. But otherwise great - 03 Nov 2012

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