Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Shanghai Braised Pork Belly ~ 上海紅燒肉


This is one dish that kids would love to go with rice or noodles.  The braised pork belly is soft and tender and the fat literally melts-in-your-mouth.  Simple to cook yet delicious and appetising.



Shanghai Braised Pork Belly  ~  上海紅燒肉  
 (adapted from 'here')
                  
Ingredients
  • 1 kg pork belly cut into about 1 inch thick
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 1 piece  (about 45 gm) piece sugar sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Shaoxing wine (I used Rose wine)
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1.1/2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 to 5 cups water
Method
  1. Wash and blanch the pork belly in a pot of boiling water for about 5 mins. This helps to get rid of impurities.  Take out the pork, rinse it and set aside.
  2. In a wok, melt the piece sugar in the oil and once the sugar is melting, add in the pork, stirring to cover the pork with the caramel.  Lower the heat.
  3. Add in the wine, sauces and water.
  4. Cover and let the pork simmer under medium low heat for about 50 mins. to 1 hr till pork is tender.
  5. Dish out the pork and remove oil from the sauce.
  6. Put back the pork and cook on high to reduce the sauce to desired preference.  Fine tune to taste.
  7. Dish out and serve.

Comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.



Popular posts from this blog

Yoghurt Fruitcake

T is the festive season again and the all-time favourite for X'mas is undoubtedly the ubiquitous fruit cake.  This Yoghurt Fruitcake caught my eye when I was browsing through a Food and Travel magazine.  As I've never baked a fruit cake with yoghurt before, I was very eager to try. 

Steamed Tofu ~ Beancurd

'Steamed Tofu' ~ Beancurd is always a hot favourite with my family whenever we eat out ...... nutritious and for easy digestion especially with oldies around.  For more information on  'Tofu'   read here.

Black Bean Sauce Chicken ~ 黑豆酱鸡

  This is an easy peasy chicken dish to whip up in the kitchen which can pair well with plain white rice or plain congee.  Ingredients are not complicated and mostly available in the kitchen, but it's best to season the chicken first before stir frying them. Black Bean Sauce Chicken   ~   黑豆酱鸡 Ingredients 450 gm  chicken, cut into bite size (whole leg of chicken and breast) 2 tsp black bean sauce 4 pips of garlic, chopped 1 big onion cut into wedges 1 chilli, chopped 1 small Carrot, cut into slices Curry leaves Bit of sugar to taste Method Season the chicken with a pinch of salt. Saute the chopped garlic with the curry leaves and black bean sauce till fragrant. Add in the seasoned chicken, stir fry and sprinkle on some water if the dish is too dry. Simmer till chicken is cooked and tender. Add in the sliced carrot and onion wedges.  Fine tune to taste with a bit of sugar. Toss in the chopped chilli. Dish up to serve.