How to Make Braised Pork Belly /红烧肉

This is my recipe for braised pork belly, a very popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Although it may take a little while to make, the taste is excellent and worth the time. The sweet and savory flavor of the sauce and tender texture of the meat make this a delicious meal. You will enjoy it!

1 1/2 lb pork belly
1 cup water
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking wine
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp rock sugar
5 cloves peeled garlic
5 slices of ginger
2 star anise
little bit cooking oil, salt
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  1. sonam pontsang

    Check out this video on YouTube:

  2. Is red bean paste sometimes used in this dish? Is Kau Yuk different?

  3. I love this! I also make with leaner pork but have to be careful or it will cook to shreds but even that I like to eat over rice! :-)

  4. nice simple recipe. I used to cook braised pork belly many times exactly this way. Only couple suggestions, if you use soya sauce there is no need to add extra salt. Besides, brown sugar is better that white, less sweet and nicely braise pork. Instead of cooking wine I used dry sherry or …. cider. I know, sounds crazy but it cheaper and imo  taste better. I cooked for my Chinese friends and never believed that was cider. Actually, I hate drink cider but for cooking is really good. In this case is good to add a pinch of Chinese five spices. If someone likes a bit spicy, I recommend add also two/three grains of Sichuan Pepper.

  5. two tbsp dark soy sauce is a lot? don't add any salt then

  6. Anthony Ridley

    way to o much salt. The sodium count must be insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I made it yesterday, so easy and delicious ! after one hour I put the meat in the oven in for 30 minutes the meat was so tender . thanks for sharing!

  8. I have try it yesterday., taste good, ,., thank for yr video

  9. don't use regular white sugar if you don't have rock surge just do without it, adding white surge will make the pork too sweet, the reason they used rock surge is to give the shine on the meat, rock surge not as sweet as regular surge.

  10. you can use white drinking wine , better than cooking wine .

  11. Queenie Wong

    What can I do if I do not have cooking wine?

  12. i dont have crystal sugar. can i use ordinary white sugar?

  13. Jozel Valdez

    I learn to much in your movie for cooking . I love it.

  14. raymond kong

    Looks easy but the pork used is very fattening. Can use lean meat and produce similar result?

  15. Looks so delicious!!  Thanks for sharing the video.

  16. guilty pleasure. T____T

  17. helena peter

    im hungry now

  18. Meliana Tesa

    Yummy!! I love your video and also the backgroung music. May i know what the song is? Gbu

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