Five-Spice Pork with Bok Choy and Green Onions Recipe

Five-spice pork with bok choy and green onions


Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
218 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 17g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The author writes: "Five-spice powder is an extraordinary mélange of aromatic spices that brings marvelous flavor to meat dishes all across Asia. Made from star anise, Szechwan peppercorns, fennel seeds, cinnamon, and cloves, it is often available among the spices on supermarket shelves or in Asian markets. Enjoy this richly flavored stir-fry with a salad of spinach, dried cranberries, and thinly sliced almonds, tossed with a citrus dressing."

Courtesy 300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes by Nancie McDermott, reprinted with publisher permission.


  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce                                            
  • 1 Tbsp dry sherry or Shaoxing rice wine             
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder                                     
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 8 oz boneless pork (such as loin or tenderloin) thinly sliced                                              
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock or water                           
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or granulated sugar               
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste                                        
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil                                         
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic                                      
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy              
  • 3 Tbsp chopped green onions                           

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, five-spice powder, and cornstarch and stir well into a smooth sauce.

  3. Add pork and stir to coat evenly. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, combine chicken stock, sugar, and salt and stir well. Set aside.

  5. Heat a wok or a large deep skillet over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add garlic and toss well, until fragrant, about 15 seconds.

  6. Add pork mixture and spread into a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, until edges, change color, about 30 seconds. Toss well. Cook, tossing occasionally, until no longer pink, about 1 minute more.

  7. Add bok choy and toss well. Add chicken stock mixture and cook, tossing occasionally, until pork is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  8. Add green onions and toss well. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot or warm.