Four Happiness Pork

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

Member #610488 January 18, 2008

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