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Lu Rou Fan with minced pork.
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Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork over Rice

Are you craving for Taiwanese food but can't find good (or any) Taiwanese restaurants in your area? Make this braised minced pork over rice, also known as Lu Rou Fan (滷肉饭) and quench the flavors you're looking for. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course noodles, main dish
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 6
Calories 752 kcal


  • 1 pound pork mince or ground pork
  • 1 cup sliced shallots
  • cup neutral oil
  • 7 dried shiitake mushrooms , (rinse, soak in warm water for 20 minutes, drain, slice, and reserve liquid)
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cups dried shiitake mushroom liquid
  • ¼ cup Shaoxing wine, (or dry sherry)
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, (add more according to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  • 6 soft or hard boiled eggs
  • salt and black pepper, (to taste)


  • Heat oil in a pan. Cook shallots over medium heat, stirring often for 8 minutes or until shallots are golden brown. Set aside. Reserve 3 tablespoons of oil to cook pork.
  • Heat oil over high heat. Cook pork until brown. Add sliced mushrooms, garlic, ginger and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add sugar, bay leaves, star anise, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, five-spice powder, and fried shallots. Stir for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add water and reserved mushroom liquid. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a low heat. Simmer, uncovered for about 30 minutes or until a desired taste and consistency is reached. Stirring occasionally and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve with rice or noodles.


How to cook Lu Rou Fan in an Instant Pot
Just follow steps #1 #2 #3, use only 1 cup of water then add the remaining ingredients, except the eggs into the pot. Cook on manual for 5 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is completed wait 10 minutes before manually release the remaining pressure. Add the boiled eggs into the pot, select the "saute" setting and cook for 3-10 minutes.
How to cook Lu Rou Fan in a slow cooker
Follow steps #1 #2 #3, use only 1 cup of water then add the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker.  Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours. Add more water if necessary.
How to store leftover Taiwanese braised pork
You can store the meat dish in an airtight container. Properly stored, it can last 3-4 days in the fridge or 2-3 months in the freezer.


Calories: 752kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 22gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 272IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Lu Rou Fan, Lu Rou Fan with Minced Pork, Rou Zhao Fan, Taiwanese Braised Pork
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