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How to cook delicious hong shao rou (pork belly)

Cook Delicious Hong Shao Rou (Pork Belly)

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Slab of pork belly, the more fat the juicier it'll be!

Slab of pork belly, the more fat the juicier it'll be!

Boil water

Boil water

Boil the pork belly to get all the blood and dirty things out.

Boil the pork belly to get all the blood and dirty things out.

Barely cooked, slice

Barely cooked, slice

Oil

Oil

Heat oil in wok

Heat oil in wok

Brown sugar

Brown sugar

Put it in the wok, and turn heat down to low...don't burn the sugar!

Put it in the wok, and turn heat down to low...don't burn the sugar!

Stir on low...looks kinda scary now

Stir on low...looks kinda scary now

Stir until the sugar caramelizes

Stir until the sugar caramelizes

Nice and browned

Nice and browned

Toss in the pork belly

Toss in the pork belly

Turn the heat to medium and let it soak up the sauce

Turn the heat to medium and let it soak up the sauce

Add cooking wine

Add cooking wine

Simmer and stir

Simmer and stir

Add some water, just enough that it doesn't cover the pork belly completely

Add some water, just enough that it doesn't cover the pork belly completely

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Break in half and toss in.

Break in half and toss in.

Star anise

Star anise

Toss in and simmer

Toss in and simmer

Turn the heat up and put the lid on.

Turn the heat up and put the lid on.

Add a little red wine if you want

Add a little red wine if you want

Let it cook

Let it cook

On high for five minutes

On high for five minutes

Dark soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Put about two tablespoons and taste...it shouldn't override the syrupy sauce

Put about two tablespoons and taste...it shouldn't override the syrupy sauce

A sprinkle of white sugar in case you added a little bit too much soy sauce

A sprinkle of white sugar in case you added a little bit too much soy sauce

Cook until the meat has soaked up all the sauces and spices, about twenty minutes.

Cook until the meat has soaked up all the sauces and spices, about twenty minutes.

Done! The smell is mouthwatering!

  • Pork belly
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Oil
  • Star anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Cooking wine
  • Water