pork and cut deep incisions into the skin diagonally. Grind together
coriander, peppercorns, cinnamon, cumin, five-spice and cloves and mix
with soya (soy) sauce, chopped spring onions, sugar and salt. Rub the
seasonings well into the pork meat.
meat on a lightly greased baking tray and splash on a little vinegar. Set
in a fairly hot oven (220C/ 425F/ Gas Mark 7) and cook for 20 minutes,
then pour in a little oil or melted lard and cover pan with a tightly
fitted lid or a sheet of aluminum foil. Turn down oven to moderate (180C/
350F/ Gas Mark 4) and cook for approximately 2 hours until pork is very
tender. Baste with a little oil and the pan juices every 15 minutes. If
meat appears to be drying up, splash in a little water to keep moist.
meat is done, remove from the oven and lift out from the tray. Allow to
cool slightly, then cut into thin slices and serve immediately, or allow
to cool completely and serve cold.