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Braised pork belly



This is a very simple porky dish.  I just braised it with some spice, garlic, soya sauces and it turned out quite tasty.  Should have added in some hard boiled eggs but forgotten all about it after I left it to simmer and attended to other chores.  Nonetheless, it was well received when it was served for dinner.











This dish will go down very well with a bowl of hot steaming white rice or even a simple mantou.

Recipe for Braised pork belly

Ingredients

  • 600 gm pork  belly, skin removed
  • 10 pips garlic
  • 2 big shallots
  • 1 small knob young ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • 2  Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1  Tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 20 gm rock sugar or to taste
  • 2.1/2  cups water
  • 1.1/2  tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Slice up the garlic, shallots and ginger.   Saute with some oil and add in the star anise.  Fry till fragrant.
  2. Add in the water, sauces, salt and rock sugar, let it boil.
  3. Add in the pork belly, lower the heat, cover and let it simmer, turning over the meat, now and again.  Remove any oil that may surface.
  4. Once the meat is soft and tender, test for taste and take out.  Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch mixture.
  5. Cut up the meat, arrange on serving plate and spoon the sauce over.
  6. Serve immediately.  


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Comments

  1. I love recipes like this.Simple and by the look of pork it must melt in your mouth:)

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  2. p.s I am clicking on your ads..I have some too on my blog:)

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  3. My hubby love this braised pork very much that serve with extra rice. Thanks for reminding.

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  4. Yes, I love this with hard boiled eggs and even some tofu. Need lots of steamed rice to go with this and some sambal belachan will be even better!

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  5. Absolutely amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing. MMM....

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  6. This is delicious...one person will love this...yea Wild Boar...I love the one with a layer of fat :p yea not good for me :)

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  7. Dzoli
    Thank you. I clicked on some too in your blog.

    Ann
    Yes, most men like this porky dish, don't know why!

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  8. one of my favourites! i love it with porridge and noodles too!

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  9. I had pork belly for the first time last year. Yours looks so tender and delicious.

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  10. Oh no, I'm reading this just before I go to bed and now my tummy is seriously rumbling! looks delicious.

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  11. Lena
    Yes,it works well with both.

    Barbara Bakes
    Yes this is tender and yummy!

    Shaz
    Thanks. Why not give it a try?

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  12. My mom used to make this very often when I'm younger. Miss this very much. Hmmm...mm...
    Kristy

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  13. I am so making this for dinner this week... can use a pressure cooker. yum!

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  14. Kristy
    Just unfortunate that now your family doesn't like to take pork.

    Penny
    Yes,you can use a pressure cooker.

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