October 15, 2013

Pork Asado

I am craving for puto pao last week and planned to make one on weekends but I resulted in making pork asado instead of puto pao.

Asado is commonly used as filling for siopao. It is made of pork cooked slowly with some spices and herbs until meat is tender. From many versions I got in the net, I come up with my own version too.

You will need:
½ kilo pork cut into bite size
3 pieces star anise
1 medium sized onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground pepper
5 tbsp soy sauce
5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
2 cups of water.

Here’s how to do it:
Marinate the pork in the fridge overnight using all the ingredients except for onion, water and cornstarch mixture.
Add water and simmer over low heat until meat is tender. Add the cornstarch mixture and continue simmer until sauce thickens.

Tip/s: Do not add onion in marinating the pork for it might spoil your marinating procedure.
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