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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Braised Pork Belly


It was a gloomy weekend here, with sporadic rain that doesn't do much to lift one's spirit.  Nobody felt like going out so I decided to cook this very time consuming dish that I have bookmarked when I first saw it in Wendy's blog (A Table for 2 or more). Of course hers looks so much more delicious than mine.  I added some extra herbs like cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamons and cloves for flavour.
Prepared ingredients

All in the pot to be braised for 2 hours
The final result!
Err...too fat! Let the boys eat them, I'll have some of the lean part:P
The meat easily breaks apart and is so tender especially the fatty meat and the skin! Very flavourful I must say.
I baked this sourdough bread to mop up the sauce from the pork dish,  mmmm....yummy!
Care to have a slice? :D

41 comments:

  1. Ohh...I love this dish, but I hardly ever have it because of the high fat contents...:(!

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  2. I am answering YES to your last question. Of course, I'd like to have a slice. Your braised pork belly turned out excellent!

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  3. Glad you're leaving the fatty part for "the boys." That mean I can get me some?

    But seriously, folks, that is one fine-looking belly. Nice work!

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  4. what a perfect meal!! I think the flavors of that incredible piece of meat would just make me swoon....sigh....and that lovely sourdough bread, just a meal fit for a king!!
    thank you so much for such a glorious post!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  5. Looks yummy...
    bises from France
    Delphine

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  6. Hey, I want to have a piece of sourdough bread to go with the sauce .... think it'll go well with mantou too! Will ask my butcher for a leaner piece of pork when I make this. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That's a fine idea Cheah, my intention was to get a lean piece too but the butcher insist the fat one is much tastier!

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  8. Jeannie, I adore pork belly. I don't make it often but I enjoy it when I do. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Yes, I'd like a slice, please...and can I wrap around some of that gorgeous Pork Belly!? drooling.

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  10. wow wow wow!!!The pork belly really make me mouthwatering!Ya please do courier to me the slices of bread and pork belly the next time if you make again :D

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  11. My favourite!!! This looks totally mouthwatering!

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  12. Oh yummm!! I have not had pork belly in so long and this is the perfect antidote to a gloomy day! So sorry to be away from the internet last week (traveling for work), but slowly catching up :)

    Hope you have a delicious and less gloomy week ahead!

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  13. Oh my tummy is growling. You just have to say pork belly and I'm there! Looks so tender too, mmmm.

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  14. oh, the pork belly looks absolutely scrumptious! very nice!

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  15. The pork belly looks wonderful but like you, I'll probably leave it to the boys and pick on the leaner parts. That's a beautiful loaf of bread. I can efinitely handle that :)

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  16. Gorgeous and delicious !

    Happy holiday seasons to you and your love one.

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  17. Hi Jeannie, Yes, I'd love some bread, sourdough bread is my favorite kind. I love that tasty looking pork belly too. I will have to try this one day when I have some extra time!
    -Gina-

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  18. I can't handle fat. I always opt for lean. This does look like a fabulous meal. Your bread looks wonderful too! I'll take a great big slice!

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  19. Sourdough bread and braised pork sounds so delicious right now. Perfect comfort food. Thanks for sharing another great meal with me. I love cooking time-consuming meals on bad-weather days. I hope you are having a week of family, friends and love!

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  20. Pork belly has become really popular here in the San Francisco area...it looks so decadent. And your bread looks delicious!

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  21. Pork belly is a little too fatty for me, but I can imagine that the meat is scrumptious, especially with homemade bread that soaks up all the wonderful juices.

    Happiest holiday best wishes to you and your family.

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  22. I'd love a slice of your beautiful bread! And some of the lean pork to go with it please! Delicious!

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  23. I have never tried pork belly; I am not a great meat eater, but I love carbs and the crust on that bread really got my attention! Yum! I would have several slices with the meat sauce, yes!

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  24. Wow the meat look so tender! Mmmm. And your sourdough bread is just gorgeous. I'd seriously want to eat the whole loaf it looks SO delicious! :) I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  25. It looks so soft and yummy! Your bread looks great too. Would love to have a slice to dip into the juice of the braised pork.

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  26. I want this in my belly. Now. Looks so good!

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  27. Thank you folks, for visiting and leaving your sweet comments...hope you enjoy your holiday:D

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  28. Jeannie, what a tasty dish...I love pork belly, specially this way.

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  29. God that looks gorgeous dear...Mind if i have a plate full??!!:)
    Merry X'mas to you and you family dear...
    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  30. i only seen that in wendy's blog recently and also bookmarked that. Yours look very appetising too, great job, Jeannie!

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  31. Wow I love everything.. looks so so yummy!!!

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  32. Hi Jeannie-WHAT a meal! That pork! That bread! Amazing! I wish you a wonderful Christmas! Hugs from me!
    Lora

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  33. holy cow... talk about decadent. the bread looks awesome too.

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  34. Clever fusion! sourdough with braised pork belly.. I like it! And the tau yu bak looks perfect.

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  35. It's beautiful! I would love a piece, but I know I'm too late to the table to get any! Your bread is gorgeous too. I wish I could bake like you do!

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  36. All your food looks delicious! Happy New Year :).

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  37. Wahhh so fatty! lols! but only with the fats you can get the flavours so when my mum cook stuffs like this she would boil it with a separate fat and lean meat(with a lil fats), so can discard the fats, lol

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