Sunday, 16 June 2019

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Simple Chinese Braised Pork Belly

This is the meat under simmering. I was too busy eating and forgot to take a picture of the finished work :-(

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:
1. 800 gram pork belly sliced
2. 8 cloves garlic sliced
3. 8 dried shiitake mushrooms
4. 2 TBS sugar
5. 2 TBS dark soy sauce
6. 2 TBS light soy sauce
7. 4 eggs as desired (optional)

Directions:
1. Pre-soak dried shiitake mushrooms with 1 cup of water for 3 hours
2. Heat wok with cooking oil.
3. Fry garlic until fragrant.
4. Fry pork belly for a couple of minutes.
5. Add sugar, stir and mix well.
6. Add 2 TBS dark soy sauce and 2 TBS light soy sauce, stir and mix well.
7. Add mushrooms and the water from soaking, stir and mix well.
8. When the water starts to boil, lower heat (no. 2.5 on my stove) and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
9. Boil eggs for 6 minutes. run cold water to cool down and remove the shell. Add into the pot and simmer along with the pork.
10. Serve with rice.

Additional Information:
This recipe is from my friend Li. It is a very simple and easy, but so tasty.

 Cut pork belly


 Heat pot with cooking oil

Fry garlic until golden

Add port belly

Stir

Add sugar

Stir

Add dark soy sauce

Add light soy sauce

Stir

Add in shiitake mushrooms and its water

Add in star anise

Bring to boil the water

Cover pot

Reduce heat to low (no. 3) and simmer for 30-45 minutes


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