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Braised Pork Belly (Dong Po Rou)

This braised pork belly recipe, or "dong po rou" in Chinese, is a beautiful, traditional, and incredibly easy dish to make. All you need is 7 ingredients!

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Braised Pork Belly

The tender velvety meat of the pork belly surrounded by sweet soy sauce and star anise flavors will truly whets your appetite.

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The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce

Although it's a common Chinese dish, hongshao rou (red-braised pork) can be tricky to master. The key is to use two different types of soy sauce — light and dark.

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Szechuan Braised Pork Belly

Szechuan Red Braised Pork Belly - For my version I quickly simmer the pork belly in aromatics, dry and then sear in a hot wok. Brown sugar, soy sauce and other spices are added and the braising begins. The result is a rich, crispy, succulent pork belly covered in a sweet, sticky sauce that has a nice touch of heat.

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Pork Kakuni (Japanese braised pork belly): I tried this with boneless "country-style" ribs and only simmered one hour because I was short on time. Turned out delicious.

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