Thursday, February 5, 2009

Braised Pork Belly

Wow! Look at that fat!! This is the kind of dish that I will cook for like once a year! LOL! Well, it is true because my family and I are not fond of the fat that "melts in your mouth". So, we only eat the meat and all the delicious sauces with some steamed rice. What a comfort food!

Braised Pork Belly


2 1/2 to 3 lbs Pork Belly, cut into big chunks ( 3 to 4 inch)
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
4 cups Water
1/2 cup Sake
1 1 1/2 inch Ginger, bruised
5 stalks Scallions
5 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Mirin


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Blanch the pork belly for 15 minutes. Drain and make sure to get rid of any impurity.

With a large pot, combine the water, sake, mirin, light and dark soy sauce, ginger, sugar, scallions and the pork belly. Bring it to a boil.

Then simmer on a low heat for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Adjust the seasoning. Serve immediately with some greens along with it.


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  1. wow the meat looks amazing! Awesome with white rice!

  2. I'm looking, I'm looking ... The fat is to die for. I'm sure if I ate to much of that I would lol. What a wonderful way to go! DELICIOUS!!!

  3. There is nothing better than Pork Belly. Sometimes I order it for dessert too.

  4. Pork belly all the way. Hee, it's a good idea to serve it with gai-lan. ;)

  5. Hey pigpigscorner, yes great with rice! Thanks:)

    @:Salt and Pepper: Thank you:)

    @:5 Star Foodie: Thanks:)

  6. Hey chuck, what a wonderful way to go, provided we could go easily! LOL!

  7. @MyLastBite: Dessert? Are you sure? :)

  8. @:[eatingclub] vancouver || js: Yup! Some veges to balance up the meal:)

  9. It's so FAT for this recipe but I love to try anyway..yum..yum..heheh
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. That photo's leaving me salivating...

  11. Oh I love pork belly and wouldn't really mind to gain more fat once in a ( short ) while... yours looks incredibly yummy!

  12. @katrina: Me too..

    @Maya: I agree with you:)

    @pepsakoy: Thanks for the comments;)

  13. Oh no! Why would you not eat the fat! =]

  14. @huyzee: Oh well, I'm not a big fan of the fatty parts but I do like the melt in your mouth type of meat. Thanks for the comment :-)