BRAISED PORK WITH BEAN CURD

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

600g Fatty pork

1 pkt Dried bean curd

3 tbsp Soya sauce

1 stick Cinnamon

1.5 Star anise

3 tsp Sugar

5 loves Garlic unpeeled

2 tbsp Dark soya sauce

1 tsp Light soya sauce

1 tbsp Oyster sauce

4 cups Water

1 tsp Corn flour

1/3 cup Water (mix with corn flour)

2 cups Cooking oil

Pinch of MSG (optional)

Salt to taste

 

 

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METHOD

 

 

Soak the bean curd in hot water until it softens

 

 

When the bean curd has softened cut it into pieces with scissors

 

 

Drain and set aside until needed

 

 

Cut the pork into pieces and place in a large bowl

 

 

Add 3 tbsp of soya sauce to the pork

 

 

Mix well

 

 

Break up the cinnamon stick and star anise but don't crush it too much

 

 

Bruise the unpeeled garlic

 

 

Heat a large pot on high and add 2 cups of cooking oil

 

 

When the oil is hot add the bean cur and fry until it starts to brown

 

 

Remove the bean curd and place in a bowl until needed

 

 

Add the pork meat and fry until it browns

 

 

Remove the pork and place in a bowl and drain off most of the oil leaving about 3 table spoons full in the pot

 

 

Add the cinnamon and star anise and fry for a couple of minutes

 

 

Reduce the heat to medium.

Add the bruised garlic and fry for a minute or so

 

 

Return the pork to the pot

 

 

Add salt

 

 

Add sugar

 

 

Return the bean curd to the pot

 

 

Add dark soya sauce

 

 

Add 1 tsp of light soya sauce

 

 

Add oyster sauce and mix well

 

 

Add water

 

 

Cover, reduce heat to low (very low) and cook for about 90 minutes. If the pork is not VERY SOFT then the dish is not ready.

 

 

Add corn flour and water

 

 

Cook until the sauce thickens

 

 

Serve with boiled rice and a vegetable dish

 

 

 

 

 

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