How to Cook Delicious Hong Shao Rou (Pork Belly)

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How to Cook Delicious Hong Shao Rou (Pork Belly) Recipe
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Slab of pork belly, the more fat the juicier it'll be!

Slab of pork belly, the more fat the juicier it'll be!

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Boil water

Boil water

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3
Boil the pork belly to get all the blood and dirty things out.

Boil the pork belly to get all the blood and dirty things out.

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Barely cooked, slice

Barely cooked, slice

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Oil

Oil

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Heat oil in wok

Heat oil in wok

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Brown sugar

Brown sugar

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Put it in the wok, and turn heat down to low...don't burn the sugar!

Put it in the wok, and turn heat down to low...don't burn the sugar!

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Stir on low...looks kinda scary now

Stir on low...looks kinda scary now

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Stir until the sugar caramelizes

Stir until the sugar caramelizes

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Nice and browned

Nice and browned

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Toss in the pork belly

Toss in the pork belly

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Turn the heat to medium and let it soak up the sauce

Turn the heat to medium and let it soak up the sauce

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Add cooking wine

Add cooking wine

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Simmer and stir

Simmer and stir

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Add some water, just enough that it doesn't cover the pork belly completely

Add some water, just enough that it doesn't cover the pork belly completely

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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Break in half and toss in.

Break in half and toss in.

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Star anise

Star anise

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Toss in and simmer

Toss in and simmer

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Turn the heat up and put the lid on.

Turn the heat up and put the lid on.

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Add a little red wine if you want

Add a little red wine if you want

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Let it cook

Let it cook

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On high for five minutes

On high for five minutes

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Dark soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

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Put about two tablespoons and taste...it shouldn't override the syrupy sauce

Put about two tablespoons and taste...it shouldn't override the syrupy sauce

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A sprinkle of white sugar in case you added a little bit too much soy sauce

A sprinkle of white sugar in case you added a little bit too much soy sauce

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Cook until the meat has soaked up all the sauces and spices, about twenty minutes.

Cook until the meat has soaked up all the sauces and spices, about twenty minutes.

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Done! The smell is mouthwatering!

Done! The smell is mouthwatering!

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