Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Happy Belly Pork Braised

The family very seldom eats pork belly cos' of the fatty layer. Nevertheless I tried doing this recipe and it was good. We ate everything up except the fatty layer.

Recipe was adapted from Kitchencapers.


Pork belly 500 gm
Cloves with skin 4 nos.
Ginger, smashed 2 nos. thumbsize
Rock sugar 1 tbsp
Dark soya sauce 120 mls
Oyster sauce 1 tbsp
Cinnamon stick 1 nos.
Star Anise 2 nos.
Hot water half cup


Fry the cloves and ginger with 3 tbsp of hot oil.
Add in the rock sugar and a little water and heat till it caramelises.
Add in the cinnamon stick, star anise and the pork belly.
Coat pork belly with the caramelised sugar.
Add in the dark soya sauce, oyster sauce and water.
Simmer for about an hour and then check if meat is tender.
Cool down and chop meat into pieces.
You may want to retain the gravy for other dishes.

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