Chinese Simmered Star Anise Pork

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Recipe: #25518

January 30, 2017

"From the wonderful Australian chef Donna Hay. Adapted from her book "Flavors""

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (202.2 g)
  • Calories 200.2
  • Total Fat - 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 71.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1138.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 24.4 g
  • Calcium - 28.2 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat the sesame oil on a frying pan over low heat. Add the shredded ginger and cook for 1 minute, then add the cooking wine, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar and star anise and allow to simmer. Add the pork to the pan and cover. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the pork is tender,

Step 2

Remove the pork from the pan and set aside. Allow the sauce to continue simmering until it has reduce and thickened. To serve, slice pork and place in a serving bowl. Spoon over the sauce from the frying pan and serve with rice and steam greens.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We enjoyed this meal tonight. I used cooking sherry instead of Chinese cooking wine. I didn't realize I was supposed to cut up the meat. It would have looked better. It tasted pretty awesome, anyway. We enjoyed this this while watching hockey all stars. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

(25 Jan 2020)