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Taiwanese Ground Pork and Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Taiwanese Ground Pork and Pickled Cucumbers


Ground pork is stir-fried with shallots, soy sauce, and pickled cucumbers in this Taiwanese-inspired dish usually served with rice.


  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 dashes ground white pepper
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ⅓ cup Taiwanese pickled cucumbers with brine, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Mix rice wine, soy sauce paste, soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Mix ground pork with brine from cucumbers together in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add pork mixture; cook and stir until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Push pork and shallots to the sides of the skillet, making a space in the center. Add garlic, ginger, and star anise; stir.
  4. Pour water into the skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer until sauce reduces to about 1 cup. Stir in chopped cucumbers. Stir in rice wine mixture; cook until flavors combine, 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Top pork mixture with sesame oil and green onions.

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Nutritional Information

Taiwanese Ground Pork and Pickled Cucumbers

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 356.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 45 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
fat: 37 %
saturated fat: 36 %
cholesterol: 24 %
vitamin a iu: 9 %
niacin equivalents: 65 %
vitamin b6: 28 %
vitamin c: 11 %
folate: 6 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 13 %
magnesium: 14 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 51 %
thiamin: 58 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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