Five Spice Prok Belly Stew (Old Grandma Style)
500 gram Pork Belly
100 gram Onion-chunky chopped
2 clove Garlic-chopped
1 tbs Rapeseed oil
1 tbs Soft brown sugar
1 tbs Sugar
1 tbs Fish sauce
1 tsp Light soy sauce
1 tsp Ground mix spices
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Mace
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
1 pinch Salt
1 Cinnamon stick
3-4 Star anises
600 ml Water
1 handful Coriander-roughly chopped
2 Soft boil eggs (optional)
-Gently fry the onion, garlic and oil in the saucepan until the onion becomes softens.
-Then add the ground cinnamon, mix spices, mace, nutmeg and stir for further 5 minutes.
-Put the pork belly, soft brown sugar, ground black pepper and fish sauce in the same saucepan. Stir and gently fry for further 10 minutes.
-Add 600 ml of water, white sugar, dark soy sauce, cinnamon stick and star anises. Bring it to boil and simmer for further 2.30 hours. Stir occasionally. Add a little more water if required.
-Sprinkle chopped coriander and a pinch of salt.
-Serve this comforting stew with boiled eggs and Thai jasmine rice. Just like how my grandma like it.
-The real old grandma style often add the hard boil eggs in the same pot and simmer with all the ingredients.
-If you can find the coriander roots, feel free to add them into the pot. It will create a great depth for this dish.