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Vietnamese Pork and Five Spice

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"The entire house will be filled with a spicy aroma that will make your mouth water. I normally serve this over jasmine rice with sesame seeds sprinkled on top, along with a side dish of steamed kale and garlic or stir-fried green beans with garlic and mushrooms."
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2 h 20 m servings 288
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Season pork with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook pork and garlic in hot oil until the pork is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and five-spice powder with the pork. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook mixture at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pork is tender enough to easily pull apart with a fork, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 16.4 4.4 29.5 85 713 Full nutrition

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This is delicious. I followed the recipe except I did not have any fish sauce so I used extra soy. I also put some chopped onion in with the garlic. Will definitely make this again. Thanks.

I only used half the pork and kept the sauce the same, because I like a lot of sauce to mix my rice into. Also cut the pork up slight smaller and trimmed off much of the fat. In the last hour ...

Addendum to my review. Omitted the salt and added 1 tsp chili oil to my sauce.

I used bone in loin pork chops that I panfried 2 minutes on each side, then put in a roasting pan, poured sauce over and tightly covered with foil, baked 1 hour at 350 degrees, turning chops ove...

Absolutely delicious I doubled the portions but used the same amount of meat because I wanted it juicier to go over rice. The entire family loved it!!

Good and easy!