I have been craving for braised pork belly for ages. All these pictures on Instagram made me hungry, but could not find a place that sell these pork belly buns. So, what do you do then? You make your own! The end result is a very soft and not too sweet chunks of pork belly!
- 2 pounds pork belly
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 big slice of ginger
- 3 gloves of garlic
- 3 tbs soy sauce
Cut the pork belly in chunks of about 4 cm. Put the water, mirin and sugar in a pan, stir and add the pork belly and cover it with a lid. When it starts to simmer, add the ginger and garlic and cook it on low heat for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, add 3 tbsp of soy sauce and cook for another hour, add water if needed, the pork belly does not need to be covered in water, just about 0,5 cm above the water is enough.
I also turned the pork belly in between so it's even coloured on all sides. Enjoy!