Braised pork belly

Braised pork belly

Based on 78 ratings

Difficulty

Hard 💪
120
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
9 g ginger
green onion
2 cloves garlic
500 g pork belly
50 g sugar
1 l water
3 tbsp vegetable oil
chilis (dried)
star anise
½ cinnamon stick
bay leaves
5 g soy sauce
2 tsp shaoxing wine
fermented tofu cubes
vegetable oil for frying
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • wok
  • strainer

Nutrition per serving

Cal
462
Protein
24g
Fat
34g
Carb
16g

Step 1/4

Cut ginger into thin slices and green onion into large chunks. Mince garlic. Cut pork into bite-sized cubes.
  • 9 ginger
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500 pork belly
  • cutting board
  • knife

Cut ginger into thin slices and green onion into large chunks. Mince garlic. Cut pork into bite-sized cubes.

Step 2/4

Fill wok one third of the way full with hot water. Place pork belly in water, bring to a boil, and cook for approx. 5 – 7 min. Strain and set aside.
  • wok
  • strainer

Fill wok one third of the way full with hot water. Place pork belly in water, bring to a boil, and cook for approx. 5 – 7 min. Strain and set aside.

Step 3/4

Add vegetable oil and sugar to wok and cook over medium-low heat for approx. 3 – 5 min. until it begins to lightly caramelize . Carefully add a bit of water to thin out caramel. Remove caramel from wok and set aside .
  • 50 sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Add vegetable oil and sugar to wok and cook over medium-low heat for approx. 3 – 5 min. until it begins to lightly caramelize . Carefully add a bit of water to thin out caramel. Remove caramel from wok and set aside .

Step 4/4

Heat oil over medium-high heat, return pork to pan, and cook until fat has rendered, approx. 4 – 6 min. Discard excess oil from pan and then add green onion, ginger, garlic, chilis, star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Return caramelized sugar to pan and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until all ingredients are evenly coated in sugar. Next, add soy sauce, wine, tofu, and water. Reduce heat to low and cook for approx. 1 – 2 hrs. until volume has reduced by half and sauce has thickened. Enjoy with aromatic rice!
  • 2 chilis (dried)
  • 2 star anise
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 5 soy sauce
  • 2 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 5 fermented tofu cubes
  • 1 water
  • vegetable oil for frying

Heat oil over medium-high heat, return pork to pan, and cook until fat has rendered, approx. 4 – 6 min. Discard excess oil from pan and then add green onion, ginger, garlic, chilis, star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Return caramelized sugar to pan and cook for approx. 1 – 2 min. until all ingredients are evenly coated in sugar. Next, add soy sauce, wine, tofu, and water. Reduce heat to low and cook for approx. 1 – 2 hrs. until volume has reduced by half and sauce has thickened. Enjoy with aromatic rice!