Four Happiness Pork

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Cynna

A Shanghai specialty! "You will not find this dish on restaurant menus because it is too time-consuming. However, it is as common to Chinese families as roast beef is to Western families. It is delicious with steamed buns and any vegetable dish." From Madame Wong's Long-Life Chinese Cookbook.

Top Review by Member 610488

Other than the long cooking time, it is really easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pork in boiling water.
  2. Boil 1 minute; Drain. Rinse in cold water.
  3. Cut pork in 2-inch cubes.
  4. Put pork and 1 cup water in an earthenware or any other heavy pot.
  5. Bring water to boil.
  6. Add sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and scallions.
  7. Cover pot tightly; Simmer over very low heat 2 hours.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Bring to high heat.
  10. Baste until gravy coats the meat.
  11. May be prepared in advance. May be frozen.
  12. Reheat before serving.

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