Braised Pork Hock with Potatoes


  • 2 1/2 pounds pork hock
  • 7 small potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger sliced
  • 1 anise star
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon anka sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy souce
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Place the diced pork inside the Instant Pot and fill with boiling water.
  • Press “Sauté” function then “Adjust” button to set temperature to “More”. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse under cold water.
  • Clean and dry the inner pot. Select “Sauté” then set temperature to “More”. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté the green onion, ginger, anise, and cloves for 1 minute.
  • Add anka sauce and sauté for another minute.
  • Put the cooked meat back into the Instant Pot, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the dark vinegar, soy sauces, sugar and salt to the Instant Pot and mix well.
  • Close the lid and place the pressure valve to “Seal” position. Press “Manual” and set to cook for 35 minutes.
  • While meat is cooking, quarter the potatoes into equal parts. Rinse under cold water, then pat dry with paper towel.
  • In a non-stick sauté pan on high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the potato pieces until golden brown.
  • When the Instant Pot program is done, allow for pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes. Quick release the remaining pressure then open the lid.
  • Remove cooked meat into a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • Press “Sauté” button on “Normal” temperature. Cook the potato pieces with meat sauce for 7-8 minutes.
  • Place the cooked meat into the Instant Pot and gently stir for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately with rice. Enjoy!
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