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Friday, February 7, 2014

Palm Sugar Braised Pork Belly

This recipe was shared by Cheah of No Frills Recipes which I have bookmarked to try since the recipe was posted [I think in 2012].  One of my new year resolution is to try as much of the lovely recipes shared by fellow food bloggers, so this is one of the first few that I set out to try.
Taste wise, it's different from the usual Tau Eu Bak.  This is  slightly sweet and  tangy.  The pork belly can be cooked until soft or has a bite.  They are equally tasty.
Recipe Source - No Frills Recipes - slightly modified
450 gm pork belly with skin - cut bite size pieces [marinate with some salt for an hour]
1 onion
2 chilli padi
1 1/2 tsp tau cheong [preserved soy bean paste]
3 pieces tamarind slices [assam gelugor]
1 cup water
25 gm gula melaka [palm sugar]
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  1. Pound/blend onion and chilli into a paste.  Mix with tau cheong.  Set aside.
  2. Heat some oil in wok, saute onion paste until fragrant.  Add in pork belly. [I fried the pork belly in a heated wok until firm and some oil oozes out, then add in the blended paste.  Fry until fragrant before adding seasoning and water]
  3. Stir fry for awhile until ingredients are well mixed and fragrant.
  4. Add in seasoning, mix well then add in water.
  5. Bring to boil, add in palm sugar and tamarind slices.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer until meat is tender [takes about 45 minutes].   Taste to adjust seasoning.
  7. Dish up to serve with steaming hot rice.
Notes: Visit this site for its' Nutritional Facts [here]


Victoria Bakes said...

ooh yum... this looks like something that will go well during a cold winter night... comfort food i call these

Kimmy said...

Hi Victoria Bakes, great dish and tastes especially good when heated up with rice or steamed buns...

Sokehah Cheah said...

Glad that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for the link!

Kimmy said...

Hi Soke Hah, thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Amy Baking Diary said...

Kimmy, this is great! I'd love to have it with a bowl of rice.

Delphine said...

Hi Kimmy,

Happy New Year To You & Family & Best Of Health Always !

Kimmy said...

Hi Amy, this is really tasty dish. The gravy was good for the rice.

Kimmy said...

Thanks Delphine, greetings to you and family, too.

Baby Sumo said...

Must be nice - salty and sour flavours!

Kimmy said...

Hi Baby Sumo, I love this combination of taste. Very appetising with rice.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I know I will definitely love this dish. Very nice flavours!

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