Braised Pork Leg

Mains
Pork
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

6

This is what we call a one-pot-comfort-dish which also happens to be a timeless classic. As mentioned, you just need to throw everything into a pot and braise it low and slow until the fats from the pork knuckles are rendered into the sauce and the meat is fork-tender.
The combination of soy sauce and spices also creates a wonderful flavour for the braising liquid. We chose pork knuckles for the perfect meat to fats ratio. For fans of gelatinous skin you can also add some trotters 🙂
The best part about this dish is, you can store any leftovers in the fridge and it tastes even better the next day!

Ingredients

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pork
pork
knuckles
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pork
pork
knuckles
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litres
litres
hot water
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litres
litres
hot water
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cup
cup
light soy sauce
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cup
cup
light soy sauce
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cup
cup
dark soy sauce
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cup
cup
dark soy sauce
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cup
cup
hua tiao wine
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cup
cup
hua tiao wine
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sticks
sticks
cinnamon
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sticks
sticks
cinnamon
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star anise
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star anise
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cloves
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cloves
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g
g
sliced ginger
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g
g
sliced ginger
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bulbs
bulbs
garlic
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bulbs
bulbs
garlic
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g
g
rock sugar
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g
g
rock sugar
Fresh Coriander
Fresh Coriander

Steps

1

Boil 2 litres water in pot
Boil 2 litres water in pot
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2

Add ½ cup light soy sauce, ⅓ cup dark soy sauce and ½ cup hua tiao wine
Add ½ cup light soy sauce, ⅓ cup dark soy sauce and ½ cup hua tiao wine
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3

Add 2 sticks cinnamon, 3 star anise, 10 cloves, 80g sliced ginger, 3 bulbs garlic and 80g rock sugar
Add 2 sticks cinnamon, 3 star anise, 10 cloves, 80g sliced ginger, 3 bulbs garlic and 80g rock sugar
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4

Place 2 pork knuckle in braising liquid, add water if needed just enough to cover pork knuckle
Place 2 pork knuckle in braising liquid, add water if needed just enough to cover pork knuckle
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5

Bring to boil and cover
Bring to boil and cover
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6

Braise for 3 hours over low fire
Braise for 3 hours over low fire
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7

Serve with fresh coriander
Serve with fresh coriander
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