Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
May 1, 2006 03:58 PM

thai pork leg stew (koa kah moo)

  • a

does anyone have a recipe for this incredible pork dish...i had some at a thai festival over rice....meltingly tender...i believe it had 5-spice in it.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. j
    Jim Washburn

    I'll paraphrase this from Thailand The Beautiful Cookbook, page 80. I haven't made this.

    4 cups water
    1 cup light soy sauce
    1/2 cup sweet soy sauce
    1/4 cup Maggi seasoning
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon white pepper
    1/4 cup cilantro
    1/8 teaspoon cardamon powder
    1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    4 clusters star anise
    1 leg of pork, about 2 lb., from the chump end
    4 cups cooked jasmine rice
    1/2 cup cilantro

    Put all sauce ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil. Add pork.

    Simmer until tender, about 1 hour.

    Remove pork leg and slice thinly.

    Serve plates with sliced pork and rice, ladle sauce over, garnish with cilantro.