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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: 629 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 pound pork belly
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 inch root ginger sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves slices
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cassia
  • 10 dried chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon rock sugar
  1. Cut the pork belly into cubes around 2 cm and the. Add some clean water in a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon cooking wine. Soak the pork belly in clean water for around 15 minutes. Move out and drain.
  2. Place the pork belly in a pan and stir fry until the surface becomes slightly brown.
  3. Add dried chili pepper, star anise, ginger slices and garlic slices to stir fry until aroma.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon cooking wine and soy sauce in. Keep frying for another 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in boiling water and simmer for around 1 hour.
  6. Thick the sauce and transfer out.
  7. Serve hot
Recipe Notes

Light soy sauce can add fresh flavor while dark soy sauce can help to darken the color. So I recommend using a combination.

Add some rock sugar can help to improve the color comparing with white sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Red Braised Pork Belly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 629 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 420mg18%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1655IU33%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.