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Chinese-style Pork Asado

This Chinese-style Pork Asado is an easy one-pot dish made by searing the pork shoulder then simmering it in a spiced sweet-savory sauce until fork-tender! Serve it as a main dish with rice or use it as a filling for Siopao.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: asado recipe, Chinese-style Asado, pork asado
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2-3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 kg pork shoulder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cooking rice wine optional
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water


  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Sear the pork shoulder slab on all sides just until lightly browned. Remove meat from oil and set aside.
  • From the same pot with oil, saute garlic and onion until limp and aromatic.
  • Add back the meat. Pour in soy sauce and cooking rice wine and add the brown sugar and five-spice powder and cook until sugar has caramelized.
  • Pour in water enough to cover the meat. Cover pot with lid and let it simmer over low heat until meat is fork-tender.
  • Remove cover and turn the heat to medium-high to reduce the liquids. Add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until the sauce becomes thick.
  • Take the meat from the sauce and let it rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board. Slice the pork into thin slices.
  • Arrange the slices on a serving dish. Drizzle the thick sweet-savory sauce on top of the meat and serve while still warm.



Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg