Wednesday 7 May 2014

You Alone Are The LORD

Many friends who read my blog are curious to know whether I cook Chinese home cooked food. Of course I do! My daily home cooked foods are very simple but mostly repetitive dishes. There are no recipes and are all eyeball measurement. I can be quite inconsistent sometime and that's one of the reason I don't put these dishes up in the blog.

However, there is this dish that I cook recently which I think is good to put here for future reference. Braised Pork in Soy Sauce is one dish I cook regularly based on estimation but it was a casual remark from my son that I don't do it as well as I used to, prompted me to look for a recipe. I found this recipe from kuali and adapted it with my modifications to suit the family taste.

Braised Pork in Soy Sauce


500g pork, whole (half sliced pork belly and pork shoulder)

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar or to taste

4 whole garlic pods with skin on
1 star anise
4cm cinnamon stick
4 cloves
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar or to taste
salt to taste
1 cup water(2 cups of water)
4-5 Chinese mushrooms, washed,soaked in hot water till soft
12 quail eggs


  • Season pork with marinade for several hours or preferably overnight.
  • Heat a clay pot or heavy based saucepan over a medium low heat.
  • Put in marinated pork to brown. Add in whole garlic pods,cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves.mushrooms. Pour in half amount of water and cook covered for 5-8 minutes.'Add in dark soy sauce,light soy sauce,sugar and salt to taste. Add remaining water and simmer until the gravy is thick and meat is tender.(add in cook quail eggs)(should the sauce be overly thick, add a little more water.) 
  • To serve, cut pork into slices and add gravy to the dish.

Photo credit : Pastor  Eric Kwan

You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah  9:6


  1. Also known as Tao yew bark right Lian?

  2. Hi Lian,
    My family love this type of biased soy sauce pork. It is a convinience one pot meal!
    Need extra steam rice for this :)


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