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Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly
500 grams pork belly, preferably lean
1 liter water
4 slices ginger
1 spring onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, crushed
15 milliliters oil
25 grams brown sugar
45 milliliters light soy sauce
45 milliliters dark soy sauce
30 milliliters rice wine, shaoxing
250 milliliters water
Cooked rice, to serve
Sliced green onions, to serve
Cut the pork belly into roughly 1-inch chunks.
Bring the water to a boil in a pot, then add the pork, ginger, onion, and garlic, cooking for about 3-4 minutes.
Remove the pork from the water and drain it on a plate lined with a paper towel. Discard the remaining water and vegetables. After cleaning and drying the pot, heat it with the oil over high heat.
Place the pork back in, cooking until browned. The oil may pop and splash so be careful.
Add the brown sugar, turning the heat to low. Stir continuously until the sugar has melted, caramelized, and coated the pork evenly.
Immediately add the soy sauces and rice wine, stirring and cooking for about 5-6 minutes or until the liquid has reduced into a thick glaze.
Add the water, stir, and cover the pot for about 45 minutes. Make sure the mixture is at a low simmer, not boiling. Check and stir every 10 minutes or so and add water if the pot is getting dry.
When the 45 minutes are up, remove the lid, checking to see if the sauce coats the pork in a very thick glaze. If it is too runny, continue to stir, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced.
Serve immediately over a bowl of rice and sprinkle with sliced green onions.
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