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Braised Pork Belly& Mushrooms in Soy Sauce

I didnt grow up with this dish, but apparently Mr. Crustabakes did.

This is a chinese dish of braised pork belly in soy sauce, or also known as the “tau yew bak”.

tau yew bak

I’ve added dried shitake mushrooms, a hard boiled egg and some beancurd puffs. Apparently, these three are the common accompaniment to this dish.

I’ve also been bloghopping to find a recipe for this. But i couldn’t settle on one.

Some required the pork to be browned in a skillet, some don’t. Some add light soy sauce, in lieu of salt.

So I’ve decided to come up with my own recipe.

A recipe scaled for one serving.

Oh, i am also linking this post to Joyce of Kitchen flavours

She happened to be hosting this month’s Little Thumbs Up event


Little Thumbs Up, is an event organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen from my little favourite D.I.Y.

And since this month’s event happens to be “Mushrooms”, so here i go!

Tau Yew Bak

Serves one.

1 egg, hardboiled

2 Tofu puffs, cut diagonally

125 grams pork belly

2 dried shitake mushrooms

Light soy sauce

Dark soy sauce


half of a whole garlic

half a star anise

1 clove

1/8 tsp five spice powder

500 ml of water

1. Using a little oil, brown the pork belly on all sides. Rub some dark soy sauce over the browned pork belly

2. Bring the water to boil. Add garlic, 5 spice powder, clove and anise seed

3. Add the pork belly, and the shitake mushrooms, let it simmer for 1 hour, or till the meat turns tender.

4. Add the light soy sauce and sugar to taste, and the dark soy sauce for color

4. Add the egg, tofu puffs, simmer for another 15 minutes.

5. Serve with white rice

  1. May 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Hello, visiting from LTU. I love tau yew bak too.

  2. May 20, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Your tau yu bak looks delicious! I love to bite into the taufu pok! Every household seems to have their own version of this dish, and no matter what ingredient are used, these are usually the highlight of the meal that grace the dinner table.
    Thank you for linking to LTU!

  3. jasminechaiblogger
    May 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    My mum taught me how to cook this dish and it’s actually super simple to make. Now I cook this all the time! Could never get sick of it!

  4. Zoe
    June 4, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Nice to have you linking with Joyce’s mushroom Little Thumbs Up 😀

    Like Mr Crustabakes, I grow up eating braised pork belly and mushroom too. I’m not a fan of pork belly but will usually eat heaps of the mushrooms 😀

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