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THAI STEWED PORK LEG WITH FIVE SPICES

THAI STEWED PORK LEG WITH FIVE SPICES


Ingredients


* 1 pork leg (if possible choose front leg), 600 grams
* 100 grams shitake mushroom (or other fresh vegetable)
* 4 eggs
* 3 coriander roots
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon black soy sauce
* 4 tablespoons sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon five spices powder
* 3 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 teaspoon peppercorn, crushed
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 3 cups water
* 3 coriander leaves (for garnishing)
  Sauce
     * 2 yellow chiles, finely sliced
     * 1 teaspoon coriander roots, chopped
     * 3 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
     * 1/4 teaspoon salt
     * 2 tablespoons white vinegar

HOW TO


1. Heat water in a pot. Add eggs and wait until cooked. Remove from heat and peel out the egg shells.
2. Heat water in a big pot. Then add pork leg, garlic, coriander roots, five spices powder, black peppercorns, light soy sauce.
3. Wait until the water boils again, then add dark soy sauce and shitake mushroom. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes.
4. Prepare the sauce by pounding all sauce ingredients using mortar and pestle or food processer until all ingredients mixed well. Then add vinegar and stir again, set aside.
5. After 30 minutes, remove from heat, then cut the pork leg into a well pieces and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with coriander leaves on top and serve immediately with sauce and steamed rice.



RECOMMEND THAI STEWED PORK LEG WITH FIVE SPICES @ BANGRAK BANGKOK

I Call KA-MOO-BANG-RAK. It is named after a dish of mixed pork innards in a vinegary, sweet sauce. As the old guy cuts up the pork intestines, liver or tripe (lining of a pig's stomach) on a chopping block in front of you, you have the option of eating it with rice or mixed with boiled wide rice vermicelli. Either way, it always tastes good! I usually eat my Kao Po Lo with bottled iced tea -- the tastes are quite complementary.



HOW TO GET : 530 Soi Charoenwiang, Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak
Nearest BTS Skytrain station: Saphan Taksin