Five spice caramel pork


March 11, 2015

Five spice caramel pork 5 0 5 1
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 20 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6 as part of a banquet


1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 (about 1kg) pork belly, cut into 3cm pieces

8 French shallots, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

60ml (1/4 cup) light soy sauce

125g (3/4 cup) finely chopped palm sugar

250ml (1 cup) beef stock or water

2 whole star anise

1 teaspoon Chinese five spice

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2-4 spring onions , ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally

1 red chilli, thinly sliced diagonally


1Step 1: Heat half the oil in a wok over high heat. Add one-third of the pork and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until brown all over. Transfer to a plate. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining pork.


3Step 2: Heat remaining oil in wok over medium heat. Add French shallots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer shallots and garlic to slow cooker and add cooked pork, soy sauce, palm sugar, beef stock, star anise and five spice. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.


5Step 3: Add the fish sauce and half the spring onions and stir to combine. Place in a serving bowl. Top with remaining spring onions and red chilli. Serve with steamed rice.



Submitted by Danielle Herlihy


1 Review


September 16, 2019

Omg this recipe is off the charts. Such amazing flavours, your taste buds will be dancing. Everyone absolutely loved it and wanted more. A huge 12/10 from us all and will definitely be a regular in this house. Thanks Danielle for such an outstanding recipe.

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