Moo Pa-loh (braised five-spice pork)

4 cloves garlic, pounded
500g pork, cut in large chunks
3 coriander roots, pounded
1 tsp five spice powder
1 tsp white pepper powder
2 star anise
1 piece cassia bark
2 tbls kecap manis
2 tbls soy sauce
2 tbls fish sauce
2 tbls palm sugar
2 cups water
200g fried tofu puff
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

Heat 2 tbls oil in a large pot and add garlic – stir.
Add pork – stir well. Add all remaining ingredients
except tofu and eggs – cover and cook 15 minutes.
Add tofu and eggs – cover and cook 15 minutes.

Inspired by coffee shop meal in Thanon Rama IV – Trang