Braised Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce


Tender pieces of pork braised in a flavourful sauce with a touch of heat. Made with just a small list of simple ingredients, this is a great way to switch up your weekly rotation with a fabulously easy takeout-fakeout dinner.

We love figuring out how to make our favourite takeout items in the comfort of your own home, such as this delicious braised pork with sweet soy sauce. No extra grease or salt to weigh you down! They also require a really surprisingly easy list of ingredients. Once you have these basics in your kitchen, you can use them in practically any combination to make something delicious.


  • 2 lb diced Mangalitsa pork
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce


  • Cut the pork in about 1 inch pieces and sauté in a pan with the vegetable oil for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat, until the pork is no longer pink and starts to brown.
  • In a medium bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the pork and bring to a boil. You may think there's too much water, but it will reduce. Once it's boiling turn the heat down to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally, or until there's only about 3 tbsp of sauce left.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve over noodles or steamed rice


Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you made a carb like noodles, rice, or potatoes, you can store the leftover pork in the same container, or separate. Totally up to you!

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