Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Braised Pork With Hard Boiled Eggs

Thank you Ladies from Weekend Potluck for the feature of my Tres Leches Filipino Egg Pie. I love this pie in two ways, because its a favorite and it reminds me of my wonderful days back home.

Covid19  has made me think of dishes that are simple and easy to cook. Those dishes that I can cook in big batches and later on I will store in the fridge for future consumption. Nowadays we have to go back and embrace again the simple ways of living. This pandemic has taught us a lot, many people started to plant again and even me despite the lack of space, I am thinking of planting my herbs and veggies in small pots. The life lessons we are learning nowadays because of the virus is truly worth of our time. Those things that I normally take for granted, I have realizations for them. 

Anyway here is a dish that requires simple preparation and likewise cooking too. Just leave it simmering for an hour or more and you will have the most interesting dish in your life. Oh, its not a Filipino dish - Pork Braised With Boiled Eggs is a Chinese dish. I learned to cook it 10 years ago and even after a few days, the taste is getting better and better. I suppose just like Filipino Adobo we can consider this as one great comfort food. Almost everyone in the family will love it, even little children will refer to it as their favorite. When you're all alone in the evening... eat this, and when the weather is cold... enjoy this.When you are tired and there are more things to be done, you don't have time to cook, open your fridge and eat this... with rice, with veggies, with bread... 

1 kg pork belly ( chunks)
1/2 kg pork soft bone ribs (chunks)
6 hard boiled eggs
4 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
 4 tbsp cooking oil
Ingredients for braising:
4 cups of water
5 pcs star anise
6 pcs dried cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves garlic
4 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
4 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp rice wine or mirin
3 tbsp sugar
3 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp white pepper ground
1 tsp salt
Marinate the meat using the seasoning listed above overnight 
Heat the oil and saute the meat till slightly brown. Drain the excess oil.
Then transfer the meat to a pot or sauce pan and put the ingredients for braising. 
Cook it first in high fire, once it boils, turn the fire to low heat 
Cook the mixture for at least 1 1/2 hour or until the meat is very tender.
Add the boiled eggs in the middle of cooking time.
Cook the mixture with cover.
If you prefer thick sauce then just add 2 tbsp corn starch with 2 tbsp water to the mixture.
But do it  at the end of cooking time.

What a glorious dish, especially if you are tired and you have no time to cook..and you have no one to cook for you. I bet you will appreciate your me time..its a totally satisfying dish right now..

Where's the party?


  1. This pork dish sounds delicious Mareliz. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Enjoy the week.

    1. Hello Julie,thank you. This pork dish is a keeper.

  2. this sounds very yummy and I wonder why I have never tried this before thanks for sharing
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    1. Oh Annie..please do give it a try..this pork dish is a keeper.

  3. Yummy on that pork dish! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thank you Cindy, you are like a ray of sunshine as always.

  4. Mareliz what an intriguing dish - I can't say I've ever seen those two together but the flavours sound amazing. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

    1. Oh thank you,this is a chinese dish that I learned to cook here in Singapore. Thank you for coming over and have a great week ahead.


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