Monday, 30 January 2012

Oriental Braised Pork and Shiitake Mushrooms

We have some leftover mushrooms sitting on the fridge so I thought of making use of them for dinner last night. It's been a while since we had the Oriental Braised Pork and Shiitake Mushrooms and I was in the mood for a pork dish. :)

  • 300 grams pork belly, cut up into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 150 grams fresh shiitake mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 4-5 boiled eggs (optional)
  1. Place everything into a pot. Bring to slow boil.
  2. Check every now and then if the sauce dries up. Add more water if needed.
  3. Wait until the meat has become very tender and adjust the taste of the sauce for the last time. 
  4. Top with boiled egg if preferred. Serve with hot rice. This goes well with Yang Zhou Fried Rice too! :)

Let's dig in!