Babi Pongteh

Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

A traditional Peranakan dish, slowly braised succulent pork belly immersed in a luscious dark thick sauce with fermented soy beans.
Great to have it on a bed of rice right away. But even better on the next day, when all the delightful flavors get to know each other better.
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Ingredients

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kg
pork belly
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kg
pork belly
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dried
dried
shitake mushroom
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dried
dried
shitake mushroom
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g
g
Potatoes
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g
Potatoes
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g
g
shallots
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g
g
shallots
0.00
g
g
garlic
0.00
g
g
garlic
0.00
stick
stick
cinnamon
0.00
stick
stick
cinnamon
0.00
g
g
fermented soy beans
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g
g
fermented soy beans
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g
g
palm sugar
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g
g
palm sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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g
g
water
0.00
g
g
water

Steps

1

Soak dried mushrooms in warm water until soft and cut into smaller pieces.
Soak dried mushrooms in warm water until soft and cut into smaller pieces.
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2

Peel potatoes and cut into chunks.
Peel potatoes and cut into chunks.
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3

In a pan, heat up oil and fry the potatoes until golden brown on the outside. Drain and set aside.
In a pan, heat up oil and fry the potatoes until golden brown on the outside. Drain and set aside.
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4

Cut pork belly into 1 inch cubes.
Cut pork belly into 1 inch cubes.
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5

Pound or blend garlic and shallots separately and set aside.
Pound or blend garlic and shallots separately and set aside.
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6

In the mortar, pound fermented soy bean into a paste.
In the mortar, pound fermented soy bean into a paste.
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7

Add in oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and palm sugar into the mortar and mix well.
Add in oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and palm sugar into the mortar and mix well.
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8

In a wok, heat up oil and cook off shallots until fragrant.
In a wok, heat up oil and cook off shallots until fragrant.
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9

Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.
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10

Add in fermented soy bean mixture and a cinnamon stick. Cook for about 2 minutes.
Add in fermented soy bean mixture and a cinnamon stick. Cook for about 2 minutes.
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11

Add in pork belly, potatoes and mushroom. Stir well.
Add in pork belly, potatoes and mushroom. Stir well.
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12

Add in mushroom water (from rehydrating mushrooms) or water, enough to cover the pork.
Add in mushroom water (from rehydrating mushrooms) or water, enough to cover the pork.
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13

Bring the pot to boil, reduce to small fire and cover. Let it simmer for 2 hours.
Bring the pot to boil, reduce to small fire and cover. Let it simmer for 2 hours.
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