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Monday, January 4, 2016

Garlic Barbeque Pork Belly (Char Siu)

Happy New Year everyone!
Wish that 2016 will be a better year for all with all good blessings in health, luck, love, happiness and fortune!

To start off the year with more new recipes to try, here's the recipe for Char Siu which means barbeque.  This dish is very popular with the Chinese and we love this simple to make char siu.  If you have a big family, it's cost saving to make this as the ready-bbqued ones are expensive.

Basically it's strips of pork belly marinated with the garlic bbq sauce done the chinese way and then pan fried.  This is yummy eaten  with hot steaming rice.

All you need is:
Garlic Char Siu Sauce
2  whole gatlic, chopped
3 tbsp oyster sauce
4 tbsp light soya sauce
3 tbsp chinese wine
2 tsp five spice powder
500 ml water
1tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp water for thickening

600 gm pork belly


Heat up 2 tbsp oil and saute chopped garlic until fragrant.  Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Lower heat  and boil for another 5 mins and thicken with cornflour mixture. Off heat and let cool.

Once cool, marinade the pork belly with this sauce for 3 hours or overnight.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non stick pan and fry the pork belly for 5 mins on each side. Add 500ml water and bring to boil. Lower the heat and continue to cook untilmthe pork is tender and browned.  Once well cooked, dish up and let cool before slice it thinly before serving.