Shredded Pork Stir-Fry - An Easy Yu Xiang Rou Si
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This easy shredded pork stir-fry recipe may or may not be “Yu Xiang Rou Si” for some, but it’s more like the Americanized version known as pork with garlic sauce found in many Chinese restaurants in the US today.
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: Serves 2
  • 8 oz pork loin sliced in small strips
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 5 broccoli stems, peeled and julienned
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 small yellow or red bell pepper, julienned
  • 4 long hot green peppers (you can also substitute with a bell pepper or a milder green pepper), julienned
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 dried red chili peppers
  • 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red chili oil
  1. In a small bowl, coat the pork in 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 teaspoon oil and set aside. Cut all of your vegetables and arrange on plate for easy access when cooking. Mix the second teaspoon of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water to make a slurry and set aside.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and stir fry the pork quickly for about 1 minute. Remove the pork from the wok and set aside.
  3. Keep the wok on high heat and add another teaspoon of oil (if needed) and toss in the dried chilis. Cook them for about 10 seconds and then add the vegetables to the wok. Toss the mixture with a sturdy metal spatula and cook for 2 minutes at the highest heat. Pour the shaoxing wine around the perimeter of the wok to deglaze and create some sizzle. Add the pork back to the wok, and give it all a quick toss. Then add the vinegar, sugar, salt, and white pepper.
  4. Toss the mixture and add your cornstarch and water slurry along with a tablespoon of chili oil. Give it a last stir and serve with rice!
Recipe by The Woks of Life at