Asian Chinese Dinner

Twice Cooked Pork Belly in Tea Sauce

Pork Belly is awesome, this twice cooked Pork Belly is simply twice as awesome.

In this recipe the Pork Belly is first deep fried and afterwards cooked in a rich Tea sauce.   To die for.

It was one of our dishes from today’s cooking date and I swear I still can taste it!

Forget the calories and the cholesterol for a day and dive into this moist unctuous sticky and decadent dish.

Enjoy it!

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Twice Cooked Pork Belly in Tea Sauce
Serves: Cost:$ | Difficulty:  Medium Time: 3h
Author: Marina Body

Ingredients
For the Pork

  • 1Kg Pork Belly cut into pieces
  • Oil to Deep Fry

For the Marinade

  • 8 Cloves of garlic
  • 3 Sprigs of spring onion
  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornflour

For Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 500ml water
  • 150ml Chinese Tea prepared with Brew Liu-Bao Tea leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions
For the Pork

  1. Mix all ingredients for the marinate together in a large bowl
  2. Put the Pork in the Marinate and leave it for about 30min
  3. Heat a sauce pan of oil over medium heat and Deep Fry the pork in batches 
  4. Move the fried pork belly to a dish with paper towel

For the Sauce 

  1. Mix all the Sauce ingredients in a large sauce pan and bring it to boil over high heat
  2. Add the Pork to the Sauce, reduce to low heat and let it simmer cooking for 1 1/2 – 2 hours until pork belly is soft but still holding shape and the Sauce is thick.

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