Kong Bak Bao (Braised Pork Jowl Buns)

Chinese
Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4-6 Pax

Pork jowl is perfect for this dish as it has a lot of fats in-between the protein strands, making it very tender.

Ingredients

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Cooking oil
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Cooking oil
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Pork jowl (sliced)
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Pork jowl (sliced)
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Red onion (sliced)
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Red onion (sliced)
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cloves
cloves
Garlic
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cloves
cloves
Garlic
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g
g
Ginger
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g
g
Ginger
0.00
stick
stick
Cinnamon
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stick
stick
Cinnamon
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Star anise
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Star anise
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Cloves
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Cloves
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tbsp
tbsp
Dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
Dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
5 spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
5 spice powder
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tsp
tsp
Salt
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tsp
tsp
Salt
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tsp
tsp
White pepper powder
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tsp
tsp
White pepper powder
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ml
ml
Water
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ml
Water
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tsp
tsp
Sesame oil
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tsp
tsp
Sesame oil
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g
g
Rock sugar
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g
Rock sugar
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g
g
Fried shallots
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g
g
Fried shallots

For serving

Lotus leaf buns
Lotus leaf buns
Fried shallots
Fried shallots
Coriander (optional)
Coriander (optional)

Steps

1

Slice shallots, roughly chop garlic, and slice pork jowl.
Slice shallots, roughly chop garlic, and slice pork jowl.
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2

In a wide pot over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Sear sliced pork jowl on both sides until nice and caramelised, remove and set aside.
In a wide pot over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Sear sliced pork jowl on both sides until nice and caramelised, remove and set aside.
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3

Add in shallots, garlic, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and stir fry until fragrant.
Add in shallots, garlic, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and stir fry until fragrant.
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4

Add pork jowl back into the pot and add dark soy sauce, 5 spice powder, salt and white pepper powder.
Add pork jowl back into the pot and add dark soy sauce, 5 spice powder, salt and white pepper powder.
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5

Add water, sesame oil, rock sugar and bring to a boil.
Add water, sesame oil, rock sugar and bring to a boil.
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6

Cover and simmer for about 30-45 minutes.
Cover and simmer for about 30-45 minutes.
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7

Before serving, steam lotus leaf buns.
Before serving, steam lotus leaf buns.
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8

Serve 1 piece of pork jowl in a bun, add fried shallots and coriander.
Serve 1 piece of pork jowl in a bun, add fried shallots and coriander.
Mark as completed

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