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Taiwanese mined pork sauce in a blue Dutch oven with grey linen cloth on the side.
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5 from 12 votes

Best Taiwanese Minced Pork Sauce (rou zhao fan)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Servings: 8 people
Author: Edwina


  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 3 tbsps shallot oil or vegetable oil
  • cup + 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tbsps rock sugar can be replace with regular sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 cup fried shallot about 3-4 big fresh shallots
  • ¼ cup water optional


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven and stir fry minced pork until it's loose and water starts to come out.
  • Mix in soy sauce, rock sugar, white pepper powder, fried shallot, and stir to combine.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Stir twice during the 30 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn. If it looks too dry, add water.
  • After it's done cooking, let it sit for another 30 minutes before opening the lid.
  • Serve with rice, noodle, veggies or any of your choice.