Kong Bak Pau (Braised Pork Buns)

Mains
Pork
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

10

So tasty yet so fuss-free to make. Kong Bak Pau (aka 扣肉包) would be the closest version of a burger in Chinese cuisine, a thick slice of braised pork belly braised in soy sauce and spice sandwiched with fresh coriander between a steam leaf bun.
With the use of five spice that combines with the fats that are rendered while cooking, it keeps the meat tender and develops that sweet flavor. This is one comforting yet sinful dish that is hard to resist!

Ingredients

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pork belly
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pork belly
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shallots (sliced)
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shallots (sliced)
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garlic (crushed slightly)
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garlic (crushed slightly)
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tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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g
galangal (sliced)
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galangal (sliced)
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
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cinnamon stick
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cinnamon stick
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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
five spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
five spice powder
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tbsp
tbsp
cumin powder
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tbsp
tbsp
cumin powder
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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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
rock sugar (adjust to taste)
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rock sugar (adjust to taste)
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steamed leaf buns
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steamed leaf buns
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stalk
stalk
coriander leaves
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stalk
stalk
coriander leaves

Steps

1

Cut 500g pork belly into 50g slices
Cut 500g pork belly into 50g slices
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2

Cut 3 shallots into slices
Cut 3 shallots into slices
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3

Slightly crush 6 cloves of garlic
Slightly crush 6 cloves of garlic
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4

Add 3 tbsp oil to a pot
Add 3 tbsp oil to a pot
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5

Add sliced shallots and crushed garlic
Add sliced shallots and crushed garlic
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6

Stir fry till fragrant
Stir fry till fragrant
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7

Add sliced pork belly
Add sliced pork belly
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8

40g sliced galangal
40g sliced galangal
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9

Fry till pork belly slices start to brown slightly both sides
Fry till pork belly slices start to brown slightly both sides
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10

Add the following: 4 tbsp dark soya sauce, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise, 5 cloves, 1 tbsp five spice powder, ½ tbsp cumin powder, ½ tsp salt (adjust to taste), ¼ tsp white pepper powder, 500 ml water, 1 tsp sesame oil and 30g rock sugar (adjust to taste)
Add the following: 4 tbsp dark soya sauce, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise, 5 cloves, 1 tbsp five spice powder, ½ tbsp cumin powder, ½ tsp salt (adjust to taste), ¼ tsp white pepper powder, 500 ml water, 1 tsp sesame oil and 30g rock sugar (adjust to taste)
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11

Bring to boil, lower the heat
Bring to boil, lower the heat
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12

Cover and simmer for an hour
Cover and simmer for an hour
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13

Steam leaf buns for 10 mins
Steam leaf buns for 10 mins
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14

Serve braised pork with steamed leaf buns and coriander leaves
Serve braised pork with steamed leaf buns and coriander leaves
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