I have not cooked any “real” food for a while, mainly because I was just too lazy. It was a nice little vacation for me from the kitchen, but I can only have soup and congee for so long before they get too boring.
Yesterday was Ariella’s first day back at work after a month’s R&R and to celebrate her special date I decided to treat her to some real food. I made this yummy dish of braised pork belly. Last time we had it was back in NYC at Momomfuku’s and we had shared a bowl of their famous pork belly ramen…..man, I could still taste it in my mouth it was so good !
This recipe is from my favorite food blog Pig Pig’s corner . I made the mistake of using brown mushroom instead of shimjei and they did not compliment with the pork at all. Next time I will skip it all together.
Instead of serving it on rice I served it in a folded steam bun. I found them at the frozen section in the Asian grocery store not too long ago and it is called the “Chinese hamburger buns”, I don’t know why they are named so but it tastes good and looks awesome.
So here is the recipe from Pig Pig’s corner:
Thai Style Braised Pork Belly
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 1/2 hr
Yield: serves 4-5
*This dish is on the sweet side, so use less if you prefer it to be less sweet. You can always add more later to taste.