A Tale of Drunken Pork: An Unbeatably Juicy and Delicious Recipe

Tender, juicy pork and an irresistible blend of aromas and flavors that hit your taste buds—this is what makes drunken pork an unwaveringly popular dish. Not only does it make for an amazingly delicious meal, but it’s also chock full of culture, with this particular recipe featuring Chinese and Korean influences.

Achieving succulence and flavor with drunken pork is a relatively straightforward affair and all that’s really required is patience and a few ingredients. The marinade of soy, honey, and booze—often Chinese shaoxing wine—boils down to a delightful sauce that will have your guests raving and craving for more.


2 pounds pork tenderloin
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing wine
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
Crush garlic


1. Slice the pork into thin strips, no more than 0.25 inches thick.
2. Place the pork strips in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, soy, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
4. Pour the marinade over the pork strips and stir until the meat is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for the best results.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a few tablespoons of oil.
6. Add the pork strips and cook for 8-10 minutes until the pieces are cooked through and lightly browned.
7. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with sesame seeds and chives.


Drunken pork is an undeniably scrumptious dish that’s surprisingly simple to make. The succulent pork melts in your mouth as the sweet and boozy sauce tantalizes your taste buds—it’s a meal that won’t soon be forgotten! If you have the time, try aging the marinade to get an even richer and more robust flavor.

This recipe is just one variation of drunken pork; other variations feature different meats and marinades, such as Korean-style pork that’s marinated in gochujang and sake, or Chinese-style pork that’s braised in a black pepper sauce. Whoever said delicious food has to be complicated? Get creative with your own drunken pork recipe, you never know what you might create!