Taiwanese Pork Belly Lotus Bun Recipe
Updated: Apr 7
- Taiwanese Pork belly
- Roasted unsalted peanuts
- Mustard greens
- 1 Original Lotus Bun
Use an electrical steam or traditional Steamer
Toss buns into steamer and leave in steamer for 5 to 10 minutes
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:
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:
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.
Heat around 1 tablespoons of oil in a wok and then fry the pork belly until browned.
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.
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.