In the Philippines, there are Two (2) Types of Asado dishes. One is the Asado which came from the Spaniards which means “Grilled”. This is also the version of the Asado which came from Chinese settlers in the country.
Author:Recipe Ni Juan
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes
1-Kilo Pork Belly, shoulder or loin
2 teaspoons five spice powder
½ cup of soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 pc. bay leaf
1 pc. star anise
¼ teaspoon salt
1 – 2 cups of water
2 medium sized Potato (Optional)
Combine the Soy Sauce, five-spice powder, garlic, and salt then mix well.
Marinade the pork in the combined mixture for at least 1 hour.
Heat a cooking pot then put-in the pork along with the marinade and water then let boil.
Add bay leaf and star anise.
Add brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly.
Simmer for about 40 minutes flipping the meat after 20 minutes or so to tenderize the other side.
If the sauce dries and pork is not yet done, add more water. Boil over low fire until sauce thickens.
Turn off the heat and remove the meat from the cooking pot.
Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes then slice.
Transfer to a serving plate and top with the thick sauce.