Friday, April 17, 2009

Simple Homemade Dishes

I learned to cook this braised pork belly in soy sauce from my Hokkien MIL. A simple homemade dish but very appealing to our taste buds. My hubs and Yan Yan like this very much.

To prepare this dish, I will need 2-3 whole bulbs of this garlic, I have no idea what its name, it is a type of garlic with darker color in its skin. Easy to get at wet market or night market.

other ingredients :

1. Pork Belly ( 600g-1000g)
2. Soy sauce
3. Dark soy sauce
4. 3/4-1 tsp of salt
5. 3/4-1 tsp of sugar
7. 70-100 ml water
6. Hard boiled eggs (optional)

I repeat, it is very easy to cook this dish. All you need to do is put all the ingredients ( except the eggs) in a pot. Turn your stove heat to the minimum and start to simmer the meat for about 2 hours or until the porks are tender. Add in the eggs. No oil is required. You may add a little more water if the gravy dries up too much.

Yummy! Yummy!


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Angeline said...

what is the 'blended thick sauce'?

Lybil said...

Oh yes, I love to cook this dish too!!! It's so easy and yummy :)


Mummy Moon said...

aNGEline, it is dark soy sauce :)
Jazzmint, thanks for that.

Merryn said...

is dat roasted garlic? hmm.. i think i've seen this darker version of garlic in supermarkets b4..

Serene said...

simply delicous! I love this dish from my mum too =)

Anney said...

Looks really yummy and very easy to make! When i first saw the garlic photo I thought you roasted them yourself. Thanks for sharing this dish!

Oliveoylz said...

I love this dish. One of my all time favourites. I didn't know we should get the darker skinned garlic for better taste. I will look out for this next time. Tx for the tip!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said... one of my husband's fav too.

The type of garlic..My mom called it "火蒜".
I am sure the dish taste better with it, but I can't get it here.
Oh ya, this type of garlic is more expensive too.

Fussy mum said...

Nice looking dish!! I love this too :) I think that's roasted garlic, slightly more expensive than the normal white ones and more fragrant too.

Anggie's Journal said...

this is my all time fav dish ... yummy :P even when i was child until now ..... hihihi

vickylow said...

Thanks for sharing. Yes the roasted garlic's fragance smell nicer :)

MeRy said...

Yummy...tq for sharing tis recipe.