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Pork with oyster sauce stir-fry recipe is an irresistible blend of salty, spicy, and slightly sweet. It’s full of tender mushrooms, pungent garlic, onion, and everything is brought together in the best stir-fry sauce you’ll ever taste. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner with rice.
What is pork with oyster sauce stir-fry
Pork in oyster sauce stir-fry is a tasty Asian dish combining juicy pork, rich oyster sauce, garlic, and chilies. It comes with a savory, slightly spicy sauce, crunchy mushrooms and is typically served with rice.
Stir-fried pork with oyster sauce
This recipe is not just amazing, it’s a ditch-the-takeout kind of dish that brings all your favorite flavors together in one pan.
It’s super easy to make, and even easier to customize. Want it spicier? Up the chilies. Milder? Simply use less or a mild type of chili. That’s the beauty of cooking at home!
In just 25 minutes, you can whip up a stunning plate of stir-fried mushrooms with tender pork and your choice of stir-fried vegetables!
Serve it with some steamed jasmine rice – it’s the perfect side to catch every drop of that delicious stir-fry sauce
Why try this pork with oyster sauce recipe
- Healthier than dining out: You get to control the ingredients, so you can make a healthier version than what you’d get from a Thai restaurant.
- Perfect for meal prep: It’s great for prepping ahead, saving you time during the week.
- Amazing flavor: This Thai oyster sauce stir-fry melds the umami of oyster sauce with the meaty goodness of pork, perfect for lovers of oyster sauce!
- It’s versatile: Feel free to mix in your favorite stir-fry vegetables or proteins. Prefer chicken, beef, or even shrimp? Just toss it in your pan!
Best mushroom for stir-fry
Choosing the right mushroom for your stir-fry makes all the difference. Here are some good picks:
- Shiitake mushrooms: A classic choice for stir-fries, providing a meaty texture and a smoky, earthy flavor.
- Oyster mushrooms: They have a delicate texture and a mild taste, making them perfect for any stir-fry.
- Straw mushrooms: Commonly used in Asian cuisines, these have a unique texture and flavor profile, perfect for stir-frying. They’re tender yet slightly chewy and have a mild, slightly earthy flavor that doesn’t overpower other flavors.
- Enoki mushrooms: Enoki have a long, slender shape and crisp texture with a mild, slightly fruity flavor – perfect for stir-frying.
For the exact measurements, please scroll down to the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Pork – Pork is the main protein, and it goes great with the oyster sauce-infused stir-fry sauce. Pork tenderloin is a great choice. Pork shoulder, sliced thinly, can be a good alternative.
- Green onions – Adds color and a fresh, mild onion flavor.
- Mushroom – Feel free to add more or less mushrooms to taste. I used straw mushroom, but you can use other types suited for mushroom stir-fry dishes.
- Chilies – In this recipe for pork with oyster sauce, I used large Thai chilies known as prik chi fa. These are not only about the spice, but also about adding color and chili flavor.
- Garlic – The pungent base of stir-fried pork with oyster sauce, adds a punch of flavor that enhances the overall taste. Feel free to add more garlic to taste.
- Onion – Brings a natural sweetness and a delightful crunchy texture.
- Golden mountain sauce – Golden mountain sauce, a staple Thai seasoning sauce, brings a unique savory flavor with just that bit of extra compared to regular soy sauce.
- Dark soy sauce – Gives a darker color and a slightly sweet soy flavor. Dark soy is a key ingredient for both flavor and giving an appealing glaze to the pork.
- White pepper – Perfect for adding a subtle heat without overpowering the dish.
- Oyster sauce – Oyster sauce is one of the key ingredients. Make sure to use a high-quality sauce. Lesser qualities can be overly salty, which can overpower the flavor balance.
- White sugar – White sugar balances the savory and slightly spicy flavors, adding a gentle sweetness that rounds out the flavors. Thai food is all about creating that perfect flavor balance, so make sure to taste-test before serving and adjust to your taste.
- Water – Essential for creating the right consistency of the stir-fry sauce.
- Oil – Use a neutral oil with high smoke point suited for stir-frying, like canola or vegetable oil.
1. Season the pork: Sprinkle sugar over the pork slices in a bowl and toss to coat evenly. Let it rest for 30 minutes to tenderize the meat.
2. Sauté garlic: Heat oil in a wok and sauté garlic until fragrant.
3. Add pork: Add the pork slices to the wok and stir-fry until they start to cook.
4. Sauces and onion: Add the stir-fry sauces (dark soy, golden mountain, oyster sauce, water) along with the white pepper and onion slices. Thoroughly mix and cook until the onions are soft to your liking.
5. Mushrooms and chilies: Toss in the sliced chilies and mushrooms, mixing it with the rest and cooking it until the mushrooms are soft yet tender.
6. Green onions: Finish by gently stirring in green onions and serve hot with rice.
- Cutting board and sharp knife
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Large wok pan with spatula
How to serve
Serve hot from the wok. It pairs great with steamed jasmine rice or noodles, which soak up the savory sauce. Garnish with freshly chopped green onions and optionally add a sprinkle of sesame seeds or Thai chili flakes.
How to store
Let your leftover pork with oyster sauce and mushroom cool to room temperature and plate it in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Reheating instructions: To reheat, simply warm it in a skillet over medium heat until warm. Use the microwave as a last resort.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use a different type of meat?
Yes, you can use chicken, beef, shrimp, or even tofu as a substitute for pork. Just adjust the cooking time.
Can I add other vegetables?
Yes, you can easily customize this recipe and throw in your favorites.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
No, this recipe is not gluten-free.
Is it spicy?
It’s low to mildly spicy. There is just one prik chi fa chili, which are rather mild. To make it spicier, up the chilies.
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Pork With Oyster Sauce Stir-Fry Recipe
Serve this pork with oyster sauce stir-fry with rice to soak up all that tasty stir-fry sauce.
Sprinkle sugar over the pork slices in a bowl and toss to coat evenly. Let it rest for 30 minutes to tenderize the meat.
Heat oil in a wok and sauté garlic until fragrant.
Add the pork slices to the wok and stir-fry until they start to cook.
Add the stir-fry sauces (dark soy, golden mountain, oyster sauce, water) along with the white pepper and onion slices. Thoroughly mix and cook until the onions are soft to your liking.
Toss in the sliced chilies and mushrooms, mixing it with the rest and cooking it until the mushrooms are soft yet tender.
Finish by gently stirring in green onions and serve hot with rice.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 728kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 38.35g59%
- Saturated Fat 8.6g43%
- Total Carbohydrate 55.58g19%
- Dietary Fiber 7.7g31%
- Sugars 10.95g
- Protein 46.09g93%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- Use the nutrition card in this recipe as a guideline.
- Chilies: I used large Thai chilies known as prik chi fa. These are not only about the spice, but also about adding color and chili flavor.