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How to Cook Macau Style Pork Asado

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo pork chops or spareribs
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar pack
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. peppercorns whole
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pc bay leaf
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 petal star anise or sanque
  • 4 to 5 pcs dried mushrooms optional
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashew nuts


    How to cook macau style pork asado:

    • Boil and simmer pork with all the above mentioned ingredients except cashew nuts.
    • If sauce dries and pork is not yet done, ad more water.
    • Boil over low fire until sauce thickens.
    • Add cashew nuts when about to serve.
    • Garnish with parley or spring onions and cut into 2-inch long sprigs.
    • Best when served with pickled papaya.