thai sweet pork belly recipe

Thai Sweet Pork Belly Recipe (Moo Wan)


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As the name implies, this is a very sweet dish as the pork belly is fried in a sauce made from dark sweet soy sauce and palm sugar. If you like pork belly and sweet food, then this is the recipe for you!

It is usually a good idea to serve this as an appetiser or with some rice as it might be a bit too sweet to eat lots of it on its own! A popular way to eat it is with some shrimp paste fried rice and an assortment of garnishes, which we will show you how to make in the next video!

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Step 1: Begin by coating a wok with 2 tbsp of cooking oil, and heating on a high heat. Once hot, add 10 sliced shallots, and fry until the shallots begin to brown. Then add in another 2 tbsp of cooking oil, along with 400g of pork belly chopped into bite sized pieces to the wok, and fry with the shallots for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the pork belly is no longer pink.

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Step 2: Now add 2 tbsp of dark sweet soy sauce, 2 tbsp of light soy sauce and 1 cup of water. Mix together and let the pork cook in the sauce for about 10 minutes whilst stirring occasionally.

Step 3: After about 10 minutes, the sauce should have reduced down quite a bit. Now its time to add in 200g of palm sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolved into the sauce. Once the palm sugar, has dissolved, let the pork belly cook in the sauce for a final couple of minutes, then its time to eat!

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You can serve with some rice or on its own, or with a special shrimp paste fried rice which we will show you how to make in another video. We hope you enjoyed the recipe, if you did and you would like to see lots more Thai and Asian inspired recipes, do subscribe to our youtube channel and newsletter to be notified when new recipes are published!

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