Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tangy Pork Belly


This porky dish tastes and resembles somewhat like 'char siew' or BBQ pork except  that it's got a slightly tangy taste and I find it rather unique.  The tangy taste comes  from the effect of adding tamarind aka Assam Jawa and other sauces into the meat.  This dish does go well with white rice and it can be very appetising indeed.










If you're not into rice, you can have this with bread, it's just as yummy ..........!

Recipe for Tangy Pork Belly

Ingredients

  • 450 gm pork belly with skin removed
  • 20 gm assam jawa aka tamarind + 2 Tbsp water
  • 3  tsp sugar
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/2  tsp light soya sauce
  • 1/4  tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/2  cup water
Method
Cut up the pork belly into 3 inch lengths.  Remove the seeds from the tamarind and add in water to form a paste.  Marinate the pork belly with the tamarind paste, sugar, salt and sauces for a couple of hours.  Put the marinated pork into a non-stick pan, add in 1/2 cup water and simmer till the meat is cooked through and semi-dry.  Dish up and serve as it or cut up into smaller pieces.  Garnish with some sliced cucumber and serve with white rice or bread.



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17 comments:

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  1. They are so succulent and tender! Great idea to serve them with cucumber slices.

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  2. I like your roast pork marinading recipe. Fast and easy to make.

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  3. Cheah, This tangy pork belly looks so mouth watering. I really love that there are some fats in it. Delicious!

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  4. Thank you for your tempting pork and easy recipe. Leanne

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  5. I am liking the idea of adding asam keping to the pork. They look delicious.

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  6. Instead of assam prawns, u made assam pork. Great idea!

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  7. wahhh...one piece enough for me liow..

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  8. I don't take pork, but I can see that the marinade sounds so good!!! I may adapt it for chicken a bit later...

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  9. Hi Cheah, this looks awfully decadent and tasty although it reminds me too much of the sweet Malaysian char siew that I am used to.

    The one thing I also miss from Ipoh is the roast pork laksa near the police station? It was in the mid 90s that I used to go to Ipoh for work but apparently this stall has moved :( That is unusual to me but I think an even better ambassador of Ipoh food than Ipoh hor fun :) :)

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  10. salivating now thinking of that assam jawa, this is such a delicious idea marinating them with the assam jawa!

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  11. Is that similar to tamarind pork? So good to enjoy this with beer in the company of good friends :)

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  12. Angie
    Yes, most of the time I like to have this type of dish with cucumber.

    Zoe
    Yes, no-frills, that's why, ha, ha!

    Yummylittlecooks
    Why don't your give it a try!

    Anncoo
    But I'll always discard the fat when I eat it!

    Leanne
    Thanks for visiting!

    ICook4Fun
    Yes, just to differ from the norm.

    Wendy
    Thank you.

    Claire
    You can't stop at one!

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  13. Anh
    Yes, you can try with prawns or chicken. Taste just as good.

    chopinandmysaucepan
    Yes, this shop has moved to the oppposite row not far from the old place. Frankly, I hardly have my curry laksa there, find it too oily, its' the Hainanese type of curry. There are many other delicious curry mee/laksa stalls in town, find them more tasty. You should try them out when you're in Ipoh next.

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  14. The fattier the better...hehe. Love this dish. Will eat more rice! Whah...so neatly presented! Hop[e you have a great weekend.

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  15. This looks delicious, Cheah! I'll be buying tamarind and pork belly soon to try it. I'll be in Kuala Lumpur for a week at the beginning of November and I can hardly wait! What city do you stay in?

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    1. Hope, you'll like this porky dish.... I'm from Ipoh, a city north of Kuala Lumpur.

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