Taiwanese Braised pork rice bowl (台湾卤肉饭)

When I was living in Beijing, I used to have this meal for lunch or dinner. There was a small Taiwanese restaurant around the corner from my office (back then), and also a hidden Taiwanese restaurant in the Hutong (Beijing typical alley) where I used to live. Super convenient. So lately, I have been missing my old Jing’s time. Easy comfort food and yummy….

INGREDIENTS

600 gr              Pork belly (cut small, take off the skin to make cutting easier)

3                     Shallots (chopped)

2                     Garlic (chopped)

100 g               Shiitake mushroom (slice)

1 tsp                five spice powder

6                     hard-boiled eggs (optional)

700 ml             water

Sauce

½ cup               Mirin (white rice wine)

1/3 cup            light soy sauce

1/3 cup            premium dark soy sauce (this will give the dark color on the braised pork)

1 tbsp              brown sugar

1 tbsp              chicken stock powder

white pepper

Garnish

Boiled Pak choi

DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare wok/pan on a medium-high. Add in the vegetable oil. Once it’s heat up, add the pork belly. I don’t use a lot of vegetable oil, instead, I use the cut pork belly skin as additional oil.
  • Stir fry until it’s cooked, throw in the chopped garlic and shallots. Continue with shiitake mushroom. Mix it well.
  • Add the five spice powder and the mixed sauce. Stir until it’s well combined.
  • Once it’s well mixed, add the boiled eggs. Add water.
  • Cover the wok/pan, leave it for 45-60 minutes on medium-low heat.
  • Enjoy the dish with jasmine rice and boiled pak choi.
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Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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