The first dish - Braised pork with soya sauce is a typical dish served in many Malaysian and Singapore Chinese families. It is commonly known in Hokkien ( a Chinese dialect spoken in Malaysia and Singapore) as Tau Eu Bak. Tak Eu meaning dark soya sauce and bak as pork.
It is very simple recipe and the result is pretty good. I adapted my recipe from this Malaysian blog (http://kyspeaks.com/2011/03/06/ky-cooks-tau-eu-bak-braised-pork-belly-with-soya-sauce/)
The author of this blog is pretty hilarious.
The main ingredients are :
- Pork belly
- 8 dried mushroom - I left it to soak for about half an hour and cut away the stems
- 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 cloves
- 1 Teaspoon of 5 spice powder
- 2-3 hardboiled eggs
- 3 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
And now, some pictures..
|The aftermath - after slicing the pork|
|A pile of pork|
|Sliced pork with all the codiments - suggest to remove all the spices before serving so that it looks more pleasing|
|Tucking in - what a gooey mess|
End the meal with a nice pot of pu-erh tea.