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Nihao Taste: Red-braised pork belly [VIDEO]

It’s delicious, it’s well-loved, it’s a staple of Chinese restaurants everywhere — red-braised pork belly is undoubtedly one of Chinese cuisine’s top dishes.

Red-braised pork belly is characterized by its pairing of luscious textures with sweet, syrupy sauce. It exemplifies the top qualities of the country’s most popular ingredient, pork, by using a choice belly cut that offers great taste and mouth feel.

red braised pork belly nihao taste

Small cubes of meat are slowly braised in a simmering pot, slowly liquefying the fatty layers for an unforgettable melt-in-your-mouth experience. The accompanying hearty sauce is made from rice wine, light and dark soy sauces, ginger, and star anise. The slow cooking process infuses the tender cubes with the thickened sauce, resulting in a satisfying, savoury dining experience.

This huge crowd-pleaser really only suffers from a single flaw: the lack of a universal English name that would expose it to a larger audience.

Here’s our video that provides an intimate look at the process of making red-braised pork belly.


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