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There’s no trick to this amazingly succulent and flavoursome sticky sweet pork recipe – all you need is patience as you leave it to gently simmer on low heat for an hour. Give it a little more time, and you’ll even get a beautiful, thick ‘syrup’ that’ll go perfectly with some rice and greens.


  • 500 g pork rashers, cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 1 cup water, plus extra cold water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps plum sauce
  • 2 tbsps hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsps peanut oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsps grated ginger
  • ½ long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 whole star anise
  • Steamed rice, sliced green onions, to serve

Place pork in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 min. Drain pork well.


Combine all remaining ingredients in a medium wok or saucepan. Bring to the boil on high, stirring. Reduce heat to low.


Add pork and simmer very gently for about 1 hr, until very tender.


Increase heat to medium. Simmer 10-15 mins, stirring, until sauce reduces to a thick syrup. Serve pork with steamed rice and sliced green onions.

TIP You can also make this dish using pork belly. A side dish of steamed crunchy Asian greens will complement the sweet stickiness of this pork.

Photo: bauersyndication.com.au

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