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Serves: 6
  • 1 kg pork loin, sliced in ¼ in thick cuts
  • 3 tbsp anise wine
  • 3 tbsp annatto powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • oil
  1. Mix all ingredients in a shallow bowl except for the pork.
  2. Sprinkle the mixture into the pork pieces.
  3. Leave in a covered container in room temperature for 1 hour
  4. Place the container in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
  5. In a heavy pan add enough water to cover half of the pork pieces, bring to a boil then turn once. Once water has evaporated add a small amount of oil and quickly fry pork pieces until sugar has caramelized.
If you can't find anise wine then the best substitute is mixing 2 tsp of anise powder and 2 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine together
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at