Hunan Red Braised Pork Belly

  • 500 gm (~1lb) pork belly
  • Green onions
  • Star anise
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • 2.5 cm (1 in) piece fresh ginger, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Shao Xing wine
  • Soy sauce, 
  • salt 
  • sugar 
  1. Plunge pork belly into a pan of boiling water and simmer until partially cooked (about 3-4 minutes). Then, remove and cut into bite-size chunks. 
  2. Heat oil and sugar in a wok over medium heat until sugar melts, then raise the heat and stir until  caramelised. 
  3. To the prpared caramle add the prepared pork,  Shao Xing wine,ginger, star anise, chillies, cinnamon, and enough water to cover pork. 
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer (40-50 minutes). 
  5. Raise the heat and  reduce the content volume. Season with soy sauce, salt, and sugar. 
  6. Garnish with scallions before serving.