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Pork with soy sauce

Pork with soy sauce

This pork with soy sauce dish is delicious, easy to make and one of the few Balinese dishes that do not require a "spice sauce." Indeed, beyond the sweet and thin soy sauces (which you can buy at a Thai market), it doesn't call for any rare ingredients.

I doubled the original recipe as I was cooking for 8 people (this was one of 4 dishes I ended up serving) but didn't make any changes beyond that. I cooked it with a minimun of chilies, as I don't like my food too spicy, if you like yours on the spicy side you can use more (up to about 20). I was very happy with the results and I'm sure to make this dish again, specially as I have tons of sweet & thin soy sauces left over.

Pork with soy sauce


  • 3 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cubed
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 10 shallots, peeled & sliced
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced
  • 6" ginger, peeled & sliced lengthwise
  • 8 tbsp. sweet soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. thin soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 10 Thai chilies


    Heat oil over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Add sallots and garlic and fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the pork and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Add sweet soy sauce, thin soy sauce and black pepper. Mix and cook for 1 minutes. Add chicken stock and chilies. Simmer over medium heat for about 1 hour, until the pork is done and most of the sauce has evaporated.

    Adapted from a recipe at the website

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