Sweet Soy Pork W Star Anise Korean-Style

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 4 plates




  • Directions:
  • In a large pot over high heat, place the pork chunks with a few bay leaves. Let boil for about 10 minutes and drain under running cold water.
  • With a skewer, poke the chunks of meat to tenderize the inside of the meat before marinating.
  • Combine the pork with the l liter of Pepsi in a large bowl. Cover and let marinate for at least an hour (the longer the better).
  • Rinse the pork and place in a large pot. Add the water with sauce ingredients and lemongrass. Cook on medium heat for about 20~25 minutes while occasionally coating the meat with sauce.
  • Add in potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots, cooking for another 15 minutes on low heat. Discard lemongrass stalks.
  • Near the end when most of the broth should have thickened or evaporated, add some sesame oil.
  • Serve on a platter as main course. If you have extra sauce leftover (that hasn't evaporated) I recommend mixing and eating with rice.
  • Garnish with pine nuts or green onion.