taiwanese braised pork rice bowl

Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl)

Taiwanese minced pork cooked in a soy and caramelised onion sauce served on top of steamed rice.

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Cooking Time: 1hr

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Serves: 4

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Author: Paul Brighton


  1. 300g minced pork
  2. 100ml vegetable or canola oil
  3. 1 medium onion finely sliced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  6. 2 tsp brown sugar
  7. 50 ml dark soy sauce
  8. 100ml light soy sauce
  9. 50 ml Chinese rice wine
  10. 2 spring onions sliced
  11. 300 ml Water

To serve:

  1. 4 hard boiled eggs
  2. 4 spring onions, sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on high heat and add the onion. Stir constantly until onions are lightly browned and slightly crispy. Transfer onto kitchen paper and remove as much oil as possible. Lightly crush when cooled.
  2. In a large wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add the pork mince.and stir until coloured all over and has broken into pieces.
  3. Add the dark and light soy sauce along with rice wine sugar and five spice powder and cook for around 2 minutes before adding the water. Bring to boil then turn down and simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. Add the onions and cook over high heat until onions have dissipated and thickened the sauce.
  5. Serve on steamed white rice, garnish with the spring onion and a hard boiled egg on the side.