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Soy braised pork belly


As mentioned in my  'Steamed Mantou ~ Flower Bun'  post, this is the soy braised pork belly that I whipped up to pair with the steamed buns.  I had made this a day before and over time the meat mellowed and it was so soft and tasty the next day.  This meat together with the sauce complimented the Mantou very well.








Served this braised pork belly with freshly steamed Mantou ......... soooo yummy!

Ingredients
  • 500 gm pork belly, cut into 1/2 x 2 inch sizes
  • 1 litre water
  • 10 pips garlic, smashed with skin on
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 30 gm rock sugar
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp each of :  oyster sauce and light soya sauce
  • 1/2  tsp each of       :  dark soya sauce and salt
  • 2 to tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken
  • 2 to 3 chilli padi /bird eye chillies (optional)
Preparation
  1. Saute the smashed garlic with some oil till fragrant, toss in the rock sugar to caramelise but not to brown it.  Add in the cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick.
  2. Add water followed by the sauces and salt.
  3. Once boiling, add in the pork belly, chilli padi, simmer for a while, then cover with lid and cook on low  heat till meat is tender.
  4. Fine tune to taste and stir in thickening.
  5. Dish out onto serving plate.
  6. Serve immediately.
Note :  This dish tastes better if left overnight, refrigerated.




Comments

  1. Looks so delicious!!!Can also make smilling pau to go with this, so yummy.

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  2. gosh! just look at that.... hmmm...

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  3. hmm... looks fatty and juicy. The way I like it.

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  4. I like this braised pork belly too, must add the chilli next time:)

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  5. Yes, looks very delicious..留口水了!

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  6. I haven't taken pork for such a long long time! Yummm....
    Have a lovely day.
    Kristy

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  7. i haven't had such fatty pork in ages! and now i am starting to miss it- it looks sooo juicy and tender- melt in your mouth feel!

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  8. i wish someone can make me some mantous now and i cook the braised pork, hungry lor!

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  9. yummylittlecooks
    Yes, you can do that too!

    Claire
    Thanks!

    Penny
    I'll discard the fat!

    Jeannie
    Yes, I like it with a bit of chilli!

    Anncoo
    Thank you!

    Kristy
    Pity that your family doesn't like pork. You have a great day too!

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  10. oooo yes, this is perfect with mantou!

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  11. Cheah, I am the opposite of Kristy, me and my family love pork! This is one of our favorite pork dish. Sinful but very delicious:D Yours look so yummy and make me wanna go buy some pork belly tomorrow and make the dish.

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  12. daphne
    Yes, the fatty part melts in the mouth!

    lena
    Can get frozen ones as a last minute subsitute!

    pigpigscorner
    Oh yes it is!

    Quay Po cooks
    Braised pork belly is my family's favourite as it's versatile.

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  13. I love your blog's new look. This soy braised pork belly looks so delicious. Great pairing with the mantou.

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  14. Biren
    Thanks. Yup, the sauce does blend well with the mantou.

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