Northern Thai Pork Stew


Northern Thai Pork Stew

Stephen Wiesenauer - World Missionary
This is actually a Thai adaptation of a Taiwanese dish brought by immigrants about a century ago. The version shared here is a family favorite of the Wiesenauer family. Super easy to make. Smells and tastes amazing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs pork cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4-6 potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine
  • 2 slices ginger root approximately 2 inches long each
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Enough water or chicken broth to cover ingredients


  • Put ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for approximately 6 hours. Add more water as needed.
  • Serve over rice.
  • This dish is traditionally served with hard boiled “stewed” eggs. The eggs are boiled and peeled first, and then soaked in some of the stew sauce overnight in the fridge.
  • Then return the eggs to the stew when you reheat it.
  • The eggs only work if you plan on making the stew a day ahead of time or if you plan on having leftovers for the next day.