Pork Braised in Dark Soy Sauce

120 mins (prep 40)
16 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Babi Chin This tender braised pork is wonderfully easy to make. The aromatic spices — cinnamon, clove, and coriander (which is toasted before grinding to deepen its taste) — add so much flavor that there's no need to brown the meat before braising it.

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  • 3 tablespoons coriander seeds, toasted and cooled
  • 5 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup chopped shallots (3 large)
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (3 1/2- to 4-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons yellow soybean sauce, mashed with back of a spoon to a coarse paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder (sometimes called pork butt; in 1 or 2 solid pieces), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 (1 1/4-lb) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained and rinsed
  • special equipment: an electric coffee/spice grinder; a mini food processor
  • garnish: 3 (5 1/2-inch) fresh holland red chiles, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced; 1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs


Serving Size (36.02 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 108.82 Calories from Fat 78.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.77g 107.96%
Saturated Fat 0.65g 26.02%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.69mg 1.23%
Total Carbohydrate 8.35g 22.27%
Dietary Fiber 2.62 g 83.83%
Sugars 3.72 g %
Protein 1.6g 25.52%
Vitamin A 10.25IU% Vitamin C 3.71mg%
Calcium 55.99mg% Iron 1.16mg%
*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:
plus, chopped shallots, sauce, ground cloves, boneless pork shoulder, dark soy sauce, a, grinder, an, special equipment, garnish