/ Thursday, February 5, 2009 / 18 Comments / ,

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.

Related Posts


  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 :-)



Latest Posts

[6][recent][recent][Latest Posts]

Blog Archive

Follow @Instagram