Sweet Soy Pork W Star Anise Korean-Style

90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
4 servings
This recipe was inspired from a great cookbook called Heavenly Fragrance, a collection of aromatic recipes focusing on Southeast Asian recipes. This particular dish is a variation of a Malaysian dish but I substituted some of the main ingredients for Korean ones. But little did I know that I was basically making kalbi jjim (Korean braised short ribs) but using pork instead of beef. The other difference (actually two) is that I used star anise (grounded with a mortar and pestle) for the first time and was blown away at the strength of the spice. Though it's a great aromatic ingredient, I highly recommend using it sparingly in dishes. Also, I marinated the pork in a liter of Pepsi for several hours. This may be surprising to some, but the carbonation and the sweetness do a good job at tenderizing and taking any remaining odors out of the pork. Overall, the dish turned out pretty good and I learned a good lesson in cooking today: never underestimate ingredients you have never worked with and use them sparingly the first time. www.oliviajasonkim.com

Categories:  malaysian , weeknight , main-dish , meat , pork , <-4-hours , time-to-make , asian , korean ,
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Serving Size (280.3 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 121.2 Calories from Fat 35.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.96g 24.35%
Saturated Fat 0.56g 11.26%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1669.51mg 278.25%
Total Carbohydrate 17.67g 23.55%
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g 22.38%
Sugars 13.78 g %
Protein 4.92g 39.38%
Vitamin A 2857.06IU% Vitamin C 72.04mg%
Calcium 25.36mg% Iron 1.35mg%
*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:
pork shoulder, large, medium carrots, sliced green onion