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Wettha Apo-Dthatsa (Diet Pork)

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Category: Pork

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Boneless lean pork, cut into
  • -1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • 2 ts Palm sugar OR Indian jaggery
  • -OR commercial brown sugar
  • 1 ts Tamarind paste, dissolved in
  • 2 tb Water, strained
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Fish sauce (nam pya ye)


Pork prepared in this manner is recommended by Buddhist healers for persons
who are watching their diet (tha-moat-htan).

1. Cook the pork in the water in a covered pan over moderate heat for
about 45 minutes, until the liquid has nearly evaporated.

2. Add the sugar, tamarind liquid, salt, and fish sauce. Cook over low
heat until almost all the liquid has evaporated and just enough sauce
remains so that the pork is moist.

Serve warm with rice with other dishes.

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