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Easy Chinese Pork Adobo Recipe

  • 600 g pork belly, sliced then cut into squares

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tbsp white vinegar

  • 2 pcs star anise

  • Chopped chives, for garnish

  • 3 tbsp canola oil

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, and water.

  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved and set aside.

  3. Pour and heat the oil in a small pot and sauté garlic until it’s a little brown.

  4. Add- in the pork and brown on both sides.

  5. Do not add oil and let the pork fry in its own fat.

  6. Pour- in the soy sauce and sugar mixture.

  7. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer.

  8. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes.

  9. By this time, the meat should be very tender and the braising liquid has reduced and thickened.

  10. Pour- in the vinegar and simmer for a minute before stirring.

  11. Add- in the star anise and simmer for 2 more minutes.

  12. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl.

  13. Serve with steamed rice and sprinkle with chopped chives. Enjoy!


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