Chinese Braised Pork Belly hong shao rou 红烧肉

Chinese Braised Pork Belly

This decadent dish is very popular in China, where it’s called hong shao rou (红烧肉). It’s actually not that difficult to make. Follow the simple steps below and check out Carol’s braised pork belly cooking video (click)  to see how it’s done.


500g (1 lb) Pork belly (with the fat) 3-4 slices fresh Ginger 2-3 tablespoons Soy Sauce 1-2 whole Star Anise 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Cooking oil 1 tablespoon Raw Honey


Cut the pork belly into cubes, about 2-4cm/side Boil the pork cubes in water until the water becomes oily (about 5 minutes) Remove the pork cubes from the water Add some oil to a large saucepan and fry the pork cubes until they brown Add water to the pan to completely cover the pork Then add ginger slices, soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon Allow the water to boil and then reduce heat to simmer and cover Simmer for 45 minutes Remove the lid, increase to medium-high temperature and allow the water to boil off After the water boils off, remove from heat Stir the raw honey onto the cooked pork cubes Place the pork cubes onto a serving dish and enjoy!

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