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Taiwanese Pork Belly Lotus Bun Recipe


Ingredients:

- Taiwanese Pork belly

- Roasted unsalted peanuts

- Cilantro

- Mustard greens

- 1 Original Lotus Bun


Bun Preparations:

  • Use an electrical steam or traditional Steamer

  • Toss buns into steamer and leave in steamer for 5 to 10 minutes

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Crush the unsalted peanuts.

Step 2: Reheat the pork belly and place it inside the steamed lotus bun

Step 3: Add in some mustard greens

Step 4: Add Cilantro and crushed peanuts

Step 5: Enjoy

Where to buy:

Mustard greens and cooked pork belly is available in 99 Ranch market.


How to prepare Pork Belly for Gua Bao:

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg pork belly , skin on

  • 1 cup fried shallots

  • 25 g rock sugar

  • 4 tbsp. light soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp. soy paste , or 2 tbsp. dark soy sauce

  • 4 tbsp. Shaoxing wine

  • 4-5 garlic cloves , sliced

  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper powder

  • 2 green onions

  • 1 tsp. Chinese five spice powder

How to prepare:

  1. Cut the pork belly into large slabs. Place in a pot with enough cold water, bring to a boil and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer out, drain and clean.

  2. Heat around 1 tablespoons of oil in a wok and then fry the pork belly until browned.

  3. Transfer to a simmering pot, add all the other ingredients and enough water except fried shallots, bring to a boil and continue cooking for around 1 hour.

  4. Add fried shallots if you plan to use and continue simmering for 30 minutes to 50 minutes until the pork belly becomes really soft.


How to prepare Mustard Greens

Step 1: Drain and rinse the mustard green after removing it from the package

Step 2: Mince the mustard greens

Step3: Heat around 3 tablespoons of oil in wok and then fry minced pickled mustard green for 2-3 minutes until aroma. If it’s too sour, add sugar to taste when cooking.

Recipe from:

https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/gua-bao-taiwanese-pork-belly-buns/



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