Star anise, soy and ginger add wonderful flavours to this deliciously tender pork joint casserole, simmered with shallots, carrots and mushrooms. Vegetables and rice noodles cooked in exotic, rich juices make this into a complete meal.
Omit the spring onions and instead stir 75g bean sprouts into the hot juices just before adding the rice noodles. Garnish with chopped coriander instead of spring onion curls.
Soak dried mushrooms in boiling water for 20 minutes to rehydrate, then drain. The soaking liquid makes a tasty stock but needs to be strained through a fine sieve to remove any gritty bits.