Chairman Mao's Red-Braised Pork
70 mins (prep 20, cooking 50)
15 ingredients
4 servings
From the Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook. Chairman Mao's nephew told the author that the people of Mao's home village, Shaoshan, recommend red-braised pork as a health food: "Men eat it to build their brains and ladies to make themselves more beautiful" and this is Mao Anping's recipe. The recipe below gets its lovely reddish gloss from caramelized sugar, but you can also substitute dark soy sauce. Traditional variations also can include stir-frying the finished pork recipe with water chestnuts, garlic cloves, mushrooms or fried tofu.

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Serving Size (40.63 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 132.18 Calories from Fat 50.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.65g 34.79%
Saturated Fat 1.07g 21.4%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 6.8mg 9.07%
Sodium 156.0mg 26.0%
Total Carbohydrate 19.47g 25.96%
Dietary Fiber 0.28 g 4.54%
Sugars 11.97 g %
Protein 1.36g 10.89%
Vitamin A 314.97IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 31.54mg% Iron 1.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean pork, sherry wine, fresh ginger, dried red chilies, light soy sauce