Five Spice Roast Pork

Five Spice Roast Pork

Fragrance of Chinese Five Spice goes very well with pork. Marinade the meat in sweet and tasty mixture before putting it in the oven –this oriental style roast pork is one of my family’s favorite. I usually serve it with fried rice or noodles.

Five Spice Roast Pork (serve 4-6)

A piece of pork – boneless (for roast – 600-800g) I used leg roast
Marinade :
3cm cube size fresh ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon miso
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
1 tablespoon honey
2-3 cabbage leaves torn into small pieces
Coriander – garnish


How to make Five Spice Roast Pork

Stab piece of pork all over with a folk several times – this makes lots of tiny holes and allows the marinade to steep inside of meat. Season with a little salt and pepper.
Mix all ingredients of the marinade. Place the meat in a dish and pour marinade. Cover and leave to marinade  for at least 2 hours in the fridge.








  1. Pre heat oven to 200°C. Transfer the pork to a roasting tin and put in the oven. Roast for 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes, brush honey (warm honey if solid) over the top of pork. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  3. Turn upside down and brush honey over the top (so now both sides are honey coated). Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  4. Repeat once or twice more until the pork is cooked through and golden.
  5. Leave for 20 minutes before slicing thin. Serve with cabbage garnished with coriander.

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