Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fragrant Braised Pork Belly

Ingredients:  (Serves 7 - 8)

650g pork belly, cut into chunks
8 hard boiled eggs
65g bean curd sticks, cut into 2cm length
200g firm tofu, cut into cubes
30g soy bean paste
2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tsp lesser galangale or 'sand ginger' powder (沙薑粉)
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2.5 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp chinese wine
10g grated "gula melaka" (or brown sugar)

Blend into paste:
90g shallots
30g garlic
4g coriander powder

  • Marinate pork belly with marinade for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute the blended paste until aromatic, then add in soy bean paste and stir to combine.  
  • Add in marinated pork and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until meat turn slightly opaque.  Pour in the marinade and add enough water to cover the meat, eggs and bean curd sticks. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to simmer for 1.5 hour.   
  • Add in tofu and continue to cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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