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Vietnamese Pork Courtesy of the Hairy Bikers

This recipe serves 4 people and the cooking time is 1 to 2 hours. However, it is a meal waiting for as it tastes delicious.
Cook Time2 hrs
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 shallots
  • 600 g belly pork with all of the fat and skin removed plus cut into chunks
  • The inner part of 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 75 g  soft brown sugar
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce


  • Fry the shallots in the coconut oil and then add the belly pork and cook for several minutes until brown.
  • If you would like, you can at this stage add a little more oil. Slowly add the remaining ingredients one at the time, and then cover to cook for about one hour to two hours. The recipe is best prepared in a wok with a lid, but you can also brown the belly pork and cook all of the ingredients in a slow-cooker on high for about 5 hours.
  • Serve with steamed rice and perhaps a few stir fried vegetables on the side.