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Poor Mans Peking Pancakes

When visiting a Chinese restaurant, the delicious Peking duck pancakes always attract my attention. Recreating this at home could be a little costly so I have come up with a way of having the delicious flavours without the expense.

Makes 12 Pancakes

10 Minutes Preparation Time

4½ Hours Cooking Time



3.5kg Pork Shoulder

1tbs Chinese 5 Spice

1tbs Hoisin Sauce

300ml Water

1 Large Carrot, diced

1 Onion, cut into quarters


12 Chinese Pancakes

4tbs Hoisin Sauce

½ Cucumber

4 Spring Onions


- Preheat the oven to 160c.

- In a cast iron pot, add the onion and carrot. Then lay the pork on top and rub the hoisin sauce and 5 spice into the meat. Pour 300ml water into the pan and cover with the lid. Place in the oven and leave to cook for 4 hours or 40 minutes per 500g of meat.

- Every hour, take the meat out of the oven and baste with the juices.

- Once cooked, remove from the oven. Take the pork meat out of the pan and place in a bowl. Using two forks, shred the pork. Pour the cooking juices over the pulled pork and mix together.

- Slice the cucumber and spring onion into thin strips.

- Cook the pancakes as per the instructions.

- Serve and ENJOY!



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