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Sweet Pork (Moo-Wan)

This is a simple recipe from Northern Thailand that turns pork tenderloin into sweet perfection.

  • 4 shallots
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Peel shallots and cut into thin slices. Set aside.
  2. Remove fat from the outside of the pork tenderloin. Slice pork into ¼-inch thick slices. Set aside.
  3. Add the oil to a 10-inch skillet, wok or deep sided pan and place over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add the shallots and fry for 1-2 minutes until they begin to turn brown.
  5. Add the sugar and stir until melted (be careful not to splash yourself).
  6. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, and water and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the pork and reduce the heat to medium and cook for 7-8 minutes or until pork is tender and cooked through.
  8. Once the pork is cooked, remove it with a slotted-spoon to a rimmed-serving dish. Turn the heat to high and boil the sauce for 1 minute to thicken it.
  9. Pour the sauce over the pork and serve with steamed broccoli and pineapple chunks.