Taiwanese Minced Pork Recipe

This salty, sweet recipe from Taiwan is easy to make!

This is a popular Taiwan household recipe. Just like the giniling na baboy recipe, it’s an easy recipe that only takes minutes to put together! Plus, it’s super tasty! 

Known locally as lu rou fan, this ground pork rice bowl is made flavorful with the ground pork sautéed and simmered with star anise, soy sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder for the best flavor. This creates a super aromatic dish that’s irresistible! 

Taiwanese Minced Pork Recipe

Jeffrey G. Tan
This salty, sweet recipe from Taiwan is easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6


Taiwanese Minced Pork Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup white onions chopped
  • 500 Grams ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-2 pieces star anise
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt sliced into 2-inch squares
  • steamed rice to serve
  • bok choy blanched, to serve


  • Heat a wok over medium heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Add the onions and fry and fry until they turn light brown, about a minute or two. Add minced pork while on high heat. Break up the ground pork and stir until the pork starts to brown.
  • Add the wine, soy sauce, sugar, water, pepper, star anise, bay leaf, and five spice powder to the pork. Stir to combine, bringing the liquid to a boil and then to reduce over low heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt.
  • Remove from the heat. Serve with hot steamed rice and leafy vegetables.
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