How to Perfectly Cook Spicy Stir-Fried Pork Tail: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I replace small chili peppers with bell peppers for less heat?
A: Yes, you can substitute small chili peppers with bell peppers for a milder flavor.

Q: Is it necessary to use a pressure cooker in this recipe?
A: Using a pressure cooker helps to tenderize the pork tail efficiently, but you can also simmer it in a regular pot until tender, though it may take longer.

Q: What is the purpose of blanching the pork tail first?
A: Blanching helps to remove impurities and excess fat, resulting in a cleaner taste and texture.

Spicy Stir-Fried Pork Tail


  • Pork tail: 500g
  • Small chili peppers: 5
  • Garlic cloves: 5
  • Rock sugar: 10g
  • Ginger slices: 5
  • Star anise: 1
  • Cinnamon stick: 1
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Light soy sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Dark soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Oyster sauce: a dash
  1. Blanch the pork tail in cold water with ginger and cooking wine to remove impurities.
  2. Once the scum rises, remove the pork tail, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  3. Gather the ingredients: pork tail, flattened garlic, diagonally sliced small chili peppers, ginger slices, rock sugar, star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaf.
  4. Heat a small amount of oil in a wok, add rock sugar and stir-fry until caramelized.
  5. Add the pork tail and stir-fry quickly until colored.
  6. Add ginger slices, star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaf, and stir-fry until aromatic.
  7. Add enough boiling water to cover the pork tail, then add light and dark soy sauce.
  8. Transfer to a pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes.
  9. After pressure cooking, remove the pork tail and reserve two spoonfuls of the cooking liquid.
  10. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic and small chili peppers until fragrant.
  11. Add the pork tail and the reserved cooking liquid, and stir-fry until well combined.
  12. Before the sauce thickens, add salt and a dash of oyster sauce, and stir well.
  13. Once the sauce is thickened and the pork tail is well coated, the dish is ready to serve.
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  • High in protein and collagen
  • Contains spices that may aid in digestion
  • Moderate in calories, but high in sodium