Braised Diced Pork and Daikon Radish with Chinese 5-Spice

Braised Diced Pork and Daikon Radish with Chinese 5-Spice

Make an authentic Chinese flavored dish using the Chinese 5-spice powder.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Daikon radish
1/2 small
Diced pork
150 g
50 ml
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Chinese 5-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Peel the daikon radish and cut into bite-sized pieces. If the diced pork seems too big, cut into bite-sized pieces as well.
2. Parboil the daikon radish.
3. Heat the skillet over low to medium heat, add the diced pork from Step 1, and pan-fry while rolling them around the skillet until browned on all sides.
4. Add the daikon radish from Step 2 in the skillet and pan-fry over medium heat about 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the Chinese 5-spice powder, sake, mirin, and sugar into the Step 4 skillet, and cook it over high heat for about 1-2 minutes.
6. Cover the Step 5 skillet and turn down the heat to low. Simmer until the liquid is reduce to about 1/3.
7. Drizzle the soy sauce into the Step 6 skillet. Move the skillet, so that the ingredients are evenly glazed with soy sauce.
8. Ta-dah. Easy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I received the Chinese 5-spice powder from "recipe blog" as a gift. While I was thinking about using this spice, my grandma gave me some daikon radish.