Pork Asado Recipe

Pork Asado Recipe


Pork Asado Recipe


  • 1 kilo pork pigue
  • 2 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 pc. bay leaf
  • 1 pc. star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 – 2 cups water


  • Combine soy sauce, five spice powder, garlic and salt then mix well.
  • Marinade the pork in the combined mixture for at least 1 hour.Heat a cooking pot then put-in the pork along with the marinade and water then let boil.
  • Add bay leaf and star anise.Add brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly.
  • Simmer for about 40 minutes flipping the meat after 20 minutes or so to tenderize the other side.
  • If sauce dries and pork is not yet done, add more water. Boil over low fire until sauce thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the meat from the cooking pot.
  • Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes then slice.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with the thick sauce.
  • Garnish with parsley or spring onions cut into 1″ long sprigs. Best when served with pickled papaya.


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