Braised Pork In Sweet Soy Sauce

Pork loin – You can use pork shoulder (butt) or ribs as well.
Vegetable oil – Any mild flavored oil like olive, safflower, or sunflower will work.
Sesame oil – If you can find toasted sesame oil, buy it! The flavor is amazing.
Soy sauce – I like to use reduced sodium soy sauce. You can use regular if that’s what you have on hand.
Sugar – Brown sugar works as well, or you can use sugar alternatives or more viscous sugars like honey or agave instead.
Chili garlic sauce – Also known as sambal oelek. You can use any type of hot sauce you like best; sriracha or gochujang would be great as well.
Green onion – I like to have these as a nice and fresh garnish for the finished pork. The onion is optional, but I highly recommend using it!


Sear the pork: Cut the pork into 1? cubes. Sauté over medium-high heat in a pan with the vegetable oil, working in batches if you need, until the pork is cooked through.

Braise the pork: Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl, then pour the prepared sauce over the pork and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and braise for 30 minutes uncovered, or until most of the sauce has reduced. Stir to coat each piece of pork in sauce and serve garnished with green onions.

Serve this pork over some noodles or steamed rice. It would be delicious with coconut rice as well! You can also make some mashed potatoes, or use Asian style noodles such as udon, soba, ramen, or vermicelli.

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