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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season pork with salt and pepper.

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  • 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.

  • 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

288 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 4.4g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 85.2mg; sodium 712.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2014
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
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 added thick sliced carrots onion and green beans. The meat came out very tender and flavorful with a beautiful rich dark sauce which I thickened up just slightly with cornstarch and water. I also added bit too much hot sauce which was my own fault. But one day later the flavors have blended and the heat has settled down... it's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2017
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
Addendum to my review. Omitted the salt and added 1 tsp chili oil to my sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2020
Doubled the sauce as I used about 7 lbs of pork shoulder. (We like leftovers.) After browning, I actually put the pork in the slow cooker on high for about 5 hours and it turned out delicious. Don’t cook less than 5 hours, as it only tasted okay at 4 hours cook time. I did not add any extra liquid and meat was tender and moist with some liquid. Def going to make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2014
Good and easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2018
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 over halfway through. I doubled the sauce except the brown sugar and it was enough to drizzle on our rice. I omitted the oil used Pam spray for the frying pan and the salt as soya sauce is so salty. It made very flavourful and tender meat I think this would make great ribs as well. #AllrecipesAllstarsCanada #FacelessNoMore Read More