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Red Braised Pork Belly
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Homemade simplified version of red braised pork belly.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Pork Belly, Red Braised
Servings: 4
Calories: 1049 kcal
Author: Elaine
Braised pork belly
  • 800 g pork belly
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. sugar color
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 1 inch root ginger sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves , peeled
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 small piece Chinese cinnamon
  • 4-6 dried chili peppers
  • 2 scallion sections
  • 2 bay leaves
Sugar coloring
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 cup smashed rock sugar
  • 1.5 cup hot water
Sugar color
  1. Add 3 tablespoons of oil in wok and then place smashed rock sugar in. Continue frying over medium fire until the sugar melts and turns into amber.

  2. Pour hot water quickly, be carefully as the liquid may splash. Let it simmer for another minute.

Braised Pork Belly
  1. Prepare a pan and fry the pork rind until slightly browned. This helps to hold the shape and remove the odd taste. Then wash the pork rind well.

  2. Cut the pork belly into cubes around 2 cm and the. Add some clean water in a wok, add 1 tablespoon cooking wine and green onion sections. Cook for 5 minutes after the water boils. Transfer out and drain well.

  3. Place the pork belly in a pan and sauté  until the surface becomes slightly brown.  This helps to remove extra oil and also hold the shape after cooked by hardening the surface.

  4. Get a stew pot, add dried chili pepper, star anise, ginger slices and garlic slices to stir fry until aroma.

  5. Place the cooked pork in. Only pork cubes, discard the oil. Add 4 tablespoon of sugar color and 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce. Mix well.

  6. Pour in boiling water and simmer for around 1 hour. Use high fire to thicken the sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Red Braised Pork Belly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1049 Calories from Fat 954
% Daily Value*
Fat 106g163%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 414mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 157IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.