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Thai garlic pepper pork in a white bowl
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5 from 24 votes

Thai Garlic Pepper Pork Recipe

Thai garlic pepper pork is an irresistible dish that is very easy to make and can be whipped up in 20 minutes! It's great with rice or porridge. Add cucumber slices to the combo and there you have the perfect dinner for any evening.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Nart


  • 1 teaspoon white peppercorns
  • 2 ½ heads garlic pealed
  • 200 grams pork cut into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sweet soy sauce
  • 3 cilantro leaves for garnish
  • cucumber slices


  • Add the white peppercorns to the mortar and pound until fine.In a mortar, pound the white peppercorns until fine with a pestle. Add the garlic and give it a few pounds. The garlic doesn't need to be fine.
  • With the pounded white peppercorns still in the mortar, add the garlic to it and roughly pound. Make sure the garlic is not too fine.
  • Place the pork in a bowl and season with salt and the garlic and pepper mixture. Massage to mix everything together for about 1 minute.
    Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry the pork once the oil is hot.
  • Set a pan over medium heat and add oil to the pan.
  • Place the pork in the pan to fry.
  • Season the pork with oyster sauce, soy sauce and sweet soy sauce.
  • Remove from heat when the pork is done and serve with rice or porridge or let cool and store in the refrigerator.



  1. Don't use replace whole white peppercorns with pepper powder. Pounded whole peppercorns give a much stronger scent than white pepper powder and that's what makes this dish delicious. 
  2. You can use any cut of pork you like. I recommend one with just a bit of fat or none at all.
  3. Don't omit this sauce because it keeps the pork moist and also adds a bit of saltiness and thickness to all the other ingredients that will coat the pork. 
    A lot of times we use sugar to round out the flavor of Thai dishes. But for Thai garlic pepper pork, it's better to use sweet soy sauce it helps us achieve that nice dark brown color sugar won't.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1045mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg