– 1.5 kg of delicious basil, scallions, ginger, garlic, a few bay leaves, 1 piece of cinnamon, 2 petals of anise; Rock sugar, soy sauce, rock sugar or white sugar, salt to taste
Step 1: Boil the meat
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Put 1.5kg of pork belly in a pot of cold water, add a few slices of ginger and cooking wine, cook on medium heat and continue to simmer for three minutes to remove excess blood then remove.
Step 2: Flip the envelope
Place the bacon strips in the pan to fry the skin of the bacon, this will help the excess pork hair to burn to death. When you hear a crackling sound, that’s okay.
At this point, just cut them into large chunks for storage.
Step 3: Fry
Add the bacon to the skillet, stirring constantly to reduce the fat and browning on all sides, then turn off the heat. This is a key step in helping the pork when it’s braised, it will be soft and greasy without getting sick of it. This step also helps the meat smell better.
Step 4: Create the line color
The color of the sugar will help the braised meat have a nice, beautiful red-brown color instead of the dark red color of the soy sauce.
Add enough rock sugar to the pan, stir until it melts and boils, turning golden brown, then add the lightly fried bacon.
Stir until the meat changes color, then add the bay leaf, cinnamon, star anise, scallion, ginger, and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. If you don’t like the taste of laurel, anise, cinnamon, garlic, you can skip it.
Pour about 3 tablespoons of soy sauce along the sides of the saucepan, stirring over medium heat until the sauce is fragrant.
Step 5: Beef broth
Now add water to cover the meat.
Cover, simmer for about 15 minutes, season with salt to taste, discarding ingredients such as cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf, and scallion.
Then cover the pot, simmer for another 40 minutes.
Step 6: Boil the sauce
At this point, the meat is tender and tasty, increase the heat so that the sauce dries up, the braised meat is a bit sticky, very tasty, rich, interesting, the meat wave looks like you want to eat it right away.