Friday 26 October 2012

Braised Pork Ribs & Pork Belly 香甜排骨

Braised Pork Ribs & Pork Belly 香甜排骨

Scrumptious !


2 sticks pork ribs , cut into bite-sized pieces
300g pork belly, remove skin. Do not cut into smaller pieces yet.
2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp minced garlic
1 star anise
700 ml water
2 tbsp cooking oil


70g rock sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp shao hsing wine
2 tbsp dark sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce

Mix everything together in a bowl

Cornflour Solution


1 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp cornflour

Mix together



1.  Parboil ribs and pork belly in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove and drain dry
2.  Use enough oil to deep-fry the pork ribs and pork belly till light brown. See picture provided below.
3.  In a wok, use 2 tbsp oil to saute garlic, star anise and pepper till garlic turned light  brown and fragrant
4.  Add in water, seasoning, ribs and belly. Bring it to a boil
5.  Braise for 30 minutes in medium heat or till almost dry and the liquid turned dark brown and bubbly
6.  Add in the cornflour solution. It will turn very dark and sticky.
7.  Let it simmer for 1 minute.
8.  Switch off the flame. Dish up and cut the pork belly into bite-sized pieces.
9.  Pour the sticky sauce over the ribs and cut pork belly slices.

The pork ribs and pork belly after undergoing deep-frying

Sweet and fragrant ribs and pork belly

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