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 Tablespoon Brown
1 Kilo / 2.2 Lbs
Pork Belly, sliced
5 Tablespoons, Dark
2 teaspoons, Five
1 inch-ginger (roughly thumb-size), peeled then thinly sliced (like matchsticks) or julienned
2 cups water
1 teaspoon Salt or
*Use a wheat-free brand if you wish to have a gluten-free version.
Heat the oil in the
wok. Add the brown sugar. Cook until the sugar caramelizes and turns light
brown. Add the pork slices. Stir the pork in the sauce until they are well
Pour in the soy sauce
and water. Stir in the salt and Five-spice powder. Add the ginger slices. Bring to a boil. Cover and
then simmer gently over low heat for about 45 minutes or until the meat is fully
Adjust to taste by
adding soy sauce, salt or a little sugar, if desired. I think the flavor is just right/perfect but feel free to adjust it to your taste preference. Serve on top of freshly
steamed rice with your favorite green vegetables on the side. Delicious!
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