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Coconut braised pork pho

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For a warming and tasty meal, check out this Coconut braised pork pho recipe. Filled to the brim with noodles, herbs and roasted peanuts, you've got yourself a family dinner hit.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time2 hour 10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Coconut braised pork pho


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1.7kg Coles Australian Pork Forequarter Roast Boneless
  • 4 cups (1L) coconut water
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 2 tbs kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 brown onion shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 200g rice noodles
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs chopped roasted peanuts

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  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook pork for 10 mins or until browned all over.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place coconut water, 1 cup (250ml) water, sugar, fish sauce, kecap manis, shallot, garlic and Chinese five spice in a large heavy-based saucepan with a lid. Bring to the boil. Add pork. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Transfer pork to a plate and set aside for 10 mins or until cool enough to handle. Use 2 forks to coarsely shred. Return to the pan.
  3. Step 3

    Prepare noodles following packet directions. Divide noodles among serving bowls. Ladle pork and broth into bowls. Top with carrot, spring onion, mint, chilli and peanuts.