Oftentimes, the simplest and easiest recipes turn out best! That is the case with this Chinese Braised Pork Belly. There is nothing complicated at all in this recipe and yet it comes out so flavorful and delightful. It reminds me a little bit of the Filipino adobo, very simple, too and yet so wonderfully tasty.
I am a huge Pork fan having grown up in the Philippines eating it while growing up. My mom used to raised pigs for our consumption. She really fed the hogs well and am sure we had lots of wonderful dishes as a result. And that would have included adobo, menudo, mechado, etc. among other Filipino dishes that make use of Pork. So, obviously I have thoroughly enjoyed eating this Pork dish especially with rice drizzled with it's wonderful sauce. :-)
If you are looking for an easy braised meat dish, I highly recommend this.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Kilo / 2.2 Lbs Pork Belly, sliced
5 Tablespoons, Dark Soy Sauce*
2 teaspoons, Five Spice Powder
1 inch-ginger (roughly thumb-size), peeled then thinly sliced (like matchsticks) or julienned
2 cups water
1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
*Use a wheat-free brand if you wish to have a gluten-free version.
Adapted from the recipe Braised Five-Spice Belly Pork from the Asian Cook by Terry Tan.
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