Preheat the oven to 100°C and grease
an oven pan.
Place the meat in the prepared oven
pan. Blend the soy sauce, sugar, ginger,
cinnamon, star anise and orange rind
and spoon over the meat. Add enough
water to just cover the meat. Cover with
aluminium foil and bake for 3 hours.
Leave the meat to cool in the sauce and
refrigerate overnight. Drain the meat
and cut into 5 mm thick strips. Heat the
oil in a wok or deep frying pan until
smoking and fry the strips of meat
until golden brown.
Heat the apples, sugar and
water, stirring until the sugar has dis-
solved. Simmer over low heat until the
apples are tender. Add the butter and
purée in a food processor until smooth.
Add the pepper and pour over the pork
Serve the meat with mashed potatoes
and fried bok choy (Chinese cabbage)
or stir-fried vegetables.