What I did was to fry some garlic (with the skin), shallots, sliced ginger, star anise and sugar till they are fragrant and add the chicken and pork to the mixture. Fry the meats till they are brown on both sides and add dark soya, a bit of light soya, water and five spices. Bring to the boil and simmer. Add some hard boiled eggs and continue the simmering till the meats are cooked. Serve with white rice. Yums.