• 2 lbs. Cheek Meat, silver skin removed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2/3 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 3 Thai chilies
  • 1 stick of cinnamon



Pork Cheek

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  1. Heat oven to 300°F. In oven-proof skillet, brown pork cheeks in olive oil.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients; pour over browned meat. Add enough water so that cheeks are halfway submerged; cover tightly. Cook in 300°F. oven until very tender, about 2 hours.
  3. Place pan in refrigerator to solidify fat; remove fat and discard. Remove meat from broth.
  4. Heat broth until reduced to syrupy sauce. Break meat into small chunks and return to sauce; heat through.
  5. Serve in wraps or over rice garnished with fresh herbs.