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Kau Yuk Recipe

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Added: Friday, December 07, 2012

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Ingredients:
2 lb. pork belly
1 corner star anise (smashed)
4 stalks chives (chopped)
1 slice ginger
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/2 c. water
1 Tbsp. thick shoyu
5 Tbsp. liquor
1/8 tsp. five spice
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. soju

Directions:
1. Rub the pork with thick shoyu. Brown on all sides over low flame. Cut the pork into 1 inch squares.
2. Mix all the ingredients (except the water) and soak the pork in the mixture for at least 1 hour.
3. Place in a sauce pan and add the water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
4. Thicken remaining liquid with cornstarch. Pour the sauce over the pork.

 

 

 

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