Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Caramel

  2. 1/3 cup sugar

  3. 2 tablespoons water

  4. Pork and marinate

  5. 300g pork belly, roughly chopped into bite-size pieces

  6. 300g pork loin, thickly sliced

  7. 1/3 cup fish sauce

  8. 2-3 teaspoons vegetable oil

  9. 1 tablespoon water

  10. pinch of sea salt

  11. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Set pan over a medium heat and stir until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Increase heat and cook syrup, without stirring, to an amber/caramel colour. Remove from heat and allow caramel to continue to darken a few more minutes in residual heat in pan.

  3. Transfer while still warm to a lidded glass jar, cool. If desired, make larger quantities of caramel and stored unrefrigerated for up to a year.

  4. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine pork with cooled caramel (caramel must be cool or it will prematurely cook the meat), fish sauce, oil, water and salt; toss to coat with chopsticks. Marinate 15 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a medium-size Vietnamese/Asian clay pot. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook 30 minutes until meat is tender and sauce has thickened.

  6. Season with a little freshly ground black pepper and serve hot in the clay pot at the table.

  7. Traditionally pork in clay pot is considered to be a main course, served for lunch or dinner and would be accompanied by a soup, a vegetable dish, and steamed rice.


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