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Sweet Pork

Hot or cold, Sweet Pork is the Thai version of versatile sugar-glazed ham.

  • Cook Time:35 minutes
  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty:medium


1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar

3/4 cup (175 mL) water, divided

1 pound (500 g) boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch (2.5 cm) cubes

2 tablespoons (30 mL)  Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauce

1 tablespoon (15 mL) soy sauce, preferably dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon (15 mL) vegetable oil

4 shallots, thinly sliced


PLACE sugar and 1/4 cup (125 mL) of the water in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until sryup is light golden brown. Be careful that it does not burn.

ADD pork; stir to coat with the syrup. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, fish sauce and soy sauce. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until pork is cooked through and liquid is reduced to a light syrup.

MEANWHILE, heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Add shallots; fry until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve pork topped with crisp shallots.

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