Pork Asado

Pork Asado


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About this recipe: A braised dish made out of marinated pork. Pork asado is originally a Chinese recipe that has its own Filipino version.

Niki National Capital Region, Philippines

Serves: 6 

  • 1 kilo pork pigue
  • 2 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pc. bay leaf
  • 1 pc. star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 2 cups water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. Combine soy sauce, five spice powder, garlic and salt then mix well.
  2. Marinade the pork in the combined mixture for at least 1 hour.Heat a cooking pot then put-in the pork along with the marinade and water then let boil.
  3. Add bay leaf and star anise.Add brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly.
  4. Simmer for about 40 minutes flipping the meat after 20 minutes or so to tenderize the other side.
  5. If sauce dries and pork is not yet done, add more water. Boil over low fire until sauce thickens.
  6. Turn off the heat and remove the meat from the cooking pot.
  7. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes then slice.
  8. Transfer to a serving plate and top with the thick sauce.
  9. Garnish with parsley or spring onions cut into 1″ long sprigs. Best when served with pickled papaya.

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Reviews (4)


- 15 Oct 2012


Eating it now. Yum :-) ....but I also added 1/4 cup of red wine to the marinade and two laurel leaves while simmering. - 23 Feb 2014


i just made this and it was delicious...thanks for the recipe..its a keeper - 30 Dec 2012

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