Sunday, March 20, 2011

Radish and Pork Belly 萝卜烧肉

I learned this dish from a Taiwan cooking show. What caught my attention is the simple ingredients and easy cooking method. I made a twist to garnish the dish with home grown spring onion, instead of leek, since I don't have it on hand.

Verdict? Yes. The radish is very delicious, and the pork belly turned out to be soft and flavorful. I even keep some for the next day bento to work.

Radish and Pork Belly 萝卜烧肉

300gm of pork belly
1 radish, peeled and cut into pieces (use cut and tear method)
3 slices of ginger
1 stalk of spring onion, cut into long strips
2 tbsp of cooking oil
400ml of water

1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of dark soy sauce

Light soy sauce to taste
1 tsp of sugar
dash of white pepper powder

1. Marinate the pork belly with a tbsp of light soy sauce and dark soy sauce each. Leave for 10 minutes.
2. Heat up oil in the wok. Fry the ginger till fragrant. Brown the pork belly.
3. Add radish, a tbsp of light soy sauce, white pepper powder to mix.
4. Pour in water and cover the lid. Leave it simmers under medium heat for about 20 minutes.
5. Finally add light soy sauce to taste (if required) and a tsp of sugar. Continue to cook till you hear the sizzling sound. Garnish with spring onion. Serve hot with rice.


Joanne said...

I too love how simple and yet tasty this dish is!

pigpigscorner said...

Radish adds a nice flavour to stews or braises, this looks delicious!

daphne said...

that sounds sooo easy and delish! Comfort dish to the max! esp the radish!

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks so sinfully delicious...!

Jeannie said...

Hi! THanks for visiting me, :) I like this pork dish too, long time didn't cook already, must cook soon...goodnite!:D

Pam said...

This looks great! I love radish in dishes and this one sounds really flavorful with that good pork belly!

Anncoo said...

Looks so so delicious!

tigerfish said...

I wonder if the dish will work on chicken...hahaha....cos don't have pork belly (or pork) on hand...:O

But I know the flavors will be different.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Whenever I see this at the "Chap Fan" shop, I cannot resist it.
One of my favs :)

SimpleGirl said...

should be very good with a bowl of steamed rice!!!

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Oh yummy! I've not had pork bely with radish before! Love the sweetness from radish, this pot of stew must be so full of flavour ;)

Blackswan said...

Love it, especially the radish!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Simple ingredients but in fact a delicious dish.

noobcook said...

love this kind of dish... savory and so good with white rice!

My Little Space said...

Oh yes, this is something I wanted to make long ago braised radish with meat. But not sure if it will ended up in the dustbin. Cause of my picky family! haha... Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.

mycookinghut said...

Now I really wish I could have this for my lunch! Miss this kind of food so much!

babe_kl said...

i like radish but not sure if i can eat now since i'm on chinese meds :(


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