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Shui Zhu Pork- Szechuan Pork in Spicy Broth
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Super yummy Sichuan Shui Zhu Pork
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: pork, shui zhu
Servings: 3
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 small bunch of bean sprouts
  • 1 small bunch of oyster mushrooms , break into smaller pieces
  • coriander for garnishing
Pork seasonings
  • 200 g pork butt or pork tenderloin , highly recommend the butt
  • 1/2 tbsp. Shaoxing wine , optional
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce , optional
  • 1 tsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • white pepper
  • 3 tbsp. starch + 3 tbsp. water
刀口辣椒 Chopped Chili and Sichuan Peppercorn
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil , divided
  • 2 tbsp. doubajiang , or half doubanjiang and half hot pot soup base
  • 800 ml hot water as needed
  • 2 green onions , white part cut into 2cm long and green pert chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger , sliced
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  1. Slice the pork thinly and then add pinch of white pepper, light soy sauce, oyster sauce and cooking wine.  Combine well and set aside for 15 minutes. Then add water starch to coat well.  Set aside. 

  2. Heat 12 to 20 dried chili peppers for half minute and then 1 tablespoon of Sichuan peppercorn in wok until slightly aromatic. Move out, cool down and then roughly chop.

  3. In a wok, add 2 tablespoon of oil, fry doubanjiang and hot pot seasoning if you are using with slow fire until the red turns red, then add ginger, scallion sections, garlic, fry for 1 minute until aromatic too.  Then place 1/3 of the chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorn we prepared in the first step. 

  4. Pour 800ml hot water. Then season the broth with 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce.  Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, blanch bean sprouts and oyster mushroom in boiling water. Then lay in the bottom of the serving bowl.

  6. Add 1 teaspoon of oil in the marinated pork and mix them again to make sure they are evenly coated. Turn up fire and add the pork slices in and cook until the broth begin to boil again. Wait for around 20 to 30 seconds and transfer them out immediately.

  7. Pour the broth to fill the container. Place fresh garlic, chopped peppers prepared in step 1, chopped green onion, white sesame seeds on top, then pour 2 tablespoon of hot oil on top.  Serve immediately. 

  8. Serve directly with coriander.

Recipe Notes

The dish needs to be served immediately as the left heat inside will continuing heating the slices. But watch out your mouth. Take one piece out and cool down for several seconds before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Shui Zhu Pork- Szechuan Pork in Spicy Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 641IU13%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.