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Pork Belly Stew



I tried  cooking this pork belly stew in the thermal pot for dinner thinking that it'll save some time.  However, I found that the heat from the thermal pot was not enough to really tenderise the meat and so ended up cooking this on low heat in a normal pot for another hour.  It did make it in time for dinner and paired very well with a bowl of hot white rice and a vegetable dish in tow.





Recipe for Pork Belly Stew

Ingredients
  • 600 gm pork belly cut into pieces and seasoned with some salt
  • 6 pieces Shitake mushrooms, soaked and stemmed
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 slices of ginger
  • 1 stalk spring onions, sectioned
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp soy bean paste
  • 1 Tbsp nam yue (red fermented bean curd)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil
Method  .
  1. Heat oil in a wok, add spring onions, star anise and cinnamon stick, stir-fry.  Add garlic, ginger, soy bean paste and nam yue.  Stir fry till fragrant.
  2. Add seasoned pork belly, stir-fry  till evenly cooked.  Add mushrooms, carrot and water.
  3. Bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer till meat is tender and cooked through.  Fine tune to desired taste, dish out and serve.


Comments

  1. Cheah, My hubby loves pork stew. Definitely want more rice when he sees this delicious dish :)

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    1. Come to think of it, most hubbies love pork in any form!

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  2. Cheah, this looks delicious! Definitely calls for a second helping of rice :)

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  3. I love the spices used in this stew.. looks filling, lovely comfort food!

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  4. Do I love pork stew? Absolutely, my all time comfort food.

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    1. Ha, ha,looks like many readers like this porky stew!

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  5. this is so good to go with a bowl of rice, yum!

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  6. Hi Soke Hah, good attempt. This is full of flavours esp. with nam yue and mushrooms. A dish that taste even better after resting.

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  7. I love this type of dishes. It's easy to make, delicious and time saving by cooking up a bigger portion for more meals as the taste get better over time :)

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  8. This looks homey and so good, Cheah.

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