Foddr Five Spice Caramel Pork

Foddr Five Spice Caramel Pork

Serves 4
Prep time 24 hours
Cook time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Total time 25 hours, 45 minutes
Allergy Soy
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region Asian



  • 1 cup Haddar Sauce (If you are using REAL soy sauce, use 1/2 cup measure.)
  • 1 cup Rice Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic (Thinly Sliced)
  • 1 Large Poblano Pepper (Seeded & Rough Chopped)
  • 1 - 2 inch piece Fresh Ginger (Peeled & Minced)
  • 1/2 cup Water (If using REAL soy sauce, Use 1 Cup Water)
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce


  • 1/2 cup Palm Sugar (Feel free to Use Palm, Turbinado, or Light Brown)
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • 1.5lb Country Style Pork Ribs (Cut into 2)
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese 5 Spice Mix (See Above Note)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt


  • 3 Large Whole Bamboo Shoots (Sliced)
  • 1 Medium Onion (Halved & Sliced into 1/2 inch strips)


For the Five Spice Powder:

Mix together 2 Tablespoons premixed Chinese Five Spice with - 2 Teaspoons White Pepper, 1 Tablespoon Pink Peppercorns (whole)

Stir to combine.


Step 1
Cut the country ribs into 2 inch pieces. Coat with 2 tablespoons of the 5 spice mixture (See Note) and 2 teaspoons of salt. Mix well to coat, place in a zipper bag and refrigerate overnight, up to 24 hours.

30 minutes before Browning, Add another tablespoon of the mix to the rib pieces and coat well.
Step 2
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Brown the marinated pork pieces, remove and set aside.
Step 3
Add the sugar and 1/2 cup of water to the pot, stir to dissolve
the sugar. Cook until the sugar makes a caramel in the bottom of the pot. Add the ginger, chilis, and garlic... saute in caramel for two minutes. Add the fish sauce, rice wine and Haddar Sauce (or soy sauce). Bring to a boil.
Step 4
Add the browned pork and water. Stir well to coat.
Step 5
Reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour
Step 6
Remove the lid and continue cooking for 30 additional minutes.
Step 7
Remove the pork, add the bamboo shoots and slivered onion. Raise the heat to high and boil down until sauce thickens. (15 min for haddar Sauce, 10 minutes for soy sauce)
Step 8
Remove from the heat, return the pork to the pot and turn to coat.
Step 9
Cover until ready to serve. Serve with rice and broccoli sautéed with garlic.
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