600g Fatty pork

1 pkt Dried bean curd

3 tbsp Soya sauce

1 stick Cinnamon

1.5 Star anise

3 tsp Sugar

5 loves Garlic unpeeled

2 tbsp Dark soya sauce

1 tsp Light soya sauce

1 tbsp Oyster sauce

4 cups Water

1 tsp Corn flour

1/3 cup Water (mix with corn flour)

2 cups Cooking oil

Pinch of MSG (optional)

Salt to taste



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Soak the bean curd in hot water until it softens



When the bean curd has softened cut it into pieces with scissors



Drain and set aside until needed



Cut the pork into pieces and place in a large bowl



Add 3 tbsp of soya sauce to the pork



Mix well



Break up the cinnamon stick and star anise but don't crush it too much



Bruise the unpeeled garlic



Heat a large pot on high and add 2 cups of cooking oil



When the oil is hot add the bean cur and fry until it starts to brown



Remove the bean curd and place in a bowl until needed



Add the pork meat and fry until it browns



Remove the pork and place in a bowl and drain off most of the oil leaving about 3 table spoons full in the pot



Add the cinnamon and star anise and fry for a couple of minutes



Reduce the heat to medium.

Add the bruised garlic and fry for a minute or so



Return the pork to the pot



Add salt



Add sugar



Return the bean curd to the pot



Add dark soya sauce



Add 1 tsp of light soya sauce



Add oyster sauce and mix well



Add water



Cover, reduce heat to low (very low) and cook for about 90 minutes. If the pork is not VERY SOFT then the dish is not ready.



Add corn flour and water



Cook until the sauce thickens



Serve with boiled rice and a vegetable dish






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