This is a simmered Chinese-style pork dish featuring star anise and fennel. Since it uses thinly sliced pork offcuts, it's also cheap to prepare!
Since the side-dish was Chinese steamed rolls, I decided to make the main dish with Chinese chicken soup stock and oyster stock for a Chinese meal.
As cutting the cellophane noodles is difficult when dried, you could also cut them shorter after they have simmered and softened.
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