Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Braised soy sauce pork (Tau Yu Bah)

This is a typical grandmother and old fashion of Chinese dish, as Hokkien people like me call this dish as "Lo Bah" or "Tau Yu Bah". When I was a kid, I just like to mix the gravy with rice, and like the hard-boiled eggs but not the pork belly.

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This time I use a very old (at least 50years old) and the only one bowl left from my grandmother time to present this authentic Chinese soy sauce pork (Tau Yu Bah) to you..

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Braised soy sauce pork (Tau Yu Bah)
(printable recipe)

500g pork belly, whole piece (Hokkien people call this as "Bah")
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 firm tofu
6 fried beancurd pork rolls, refer recipe here, optional
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
6 cloves
2 whole garlic, washed and with outer layer skins
1 litre water
3tbsp cooking oil

Seasonings
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp light soy sauce (Hokkien people call this as "Tau Yu")
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp salt or to taste

1. Heat oil in a wok, add in sugar and stir fry till sugar melted and turned brown.
2. Add in garlic, star anise, cloves and cinnamon, mix well.
3. Add in pork belly, slight fry both sides.
4. Add in water, and follow by the rest of hard-boiled eggs, firm tofu and fried beancurd pork rolls.
5. Add in the seasoning and cook over low flame for 1hour or until gravy become thicker.
6. Serve with rice and dip with chilli sauce.


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Happy Cooking !!

53 comments:

苏联妈妈 said...

sofa !!!
50yrs old bowl! beautiful antique !

3 hungry tummies said...

A beautiful dish in a precious old bowl!
I haven't made this dish for such a long time but I can imagine the aroma so vividly!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Glorious pork recipe. Looks fantastic!

Cheers!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Delicious!! One of our family favorite. ;)

Jane Chew said...

me very hungry now. Give me a big bowl pls....

Quinn said...

Ahhh...your dark soy sauce must be top quality one to be able to colour the egg so beautifully! I too love the egg and gravy when I was young rather than the pork!

WyYv said...

Haha.. I also don't like to eat pork's belly last time but now I do :) Nice recipe.. Keep it up! :D

Angie's Recipes said...

Very Hokkien, homey and delicious!

mimid3vils said...

I only like the hard boil egg too, haha :P

Bakericious said...

Sonia, I just ate this last nite, my mil cooked it, yumyum :)

Yee Er said...

Love everything in the bowl, plus the 'old' bowl itself. Nice, yummy dish!!

Jeannie said...

I can relate to that too:D I love the eggs most.

My Little Things Corner said...

Hey, i can eat 2 rice with this Tao Yu Bak!!! Yummy...

Anncoo said...

Yum..yumm...so delicious. I like to make this too..many ingredients in one pot.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

yummy yummy...

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....very delicious! I will eat all the eggs and my hubby will eat all the meat :D

tigerfish said...

You are making me so hungry! I will spoon lots of gravy over steamed rice and attack everything in the bowl :D

Cheryl said...

Wah, in the original bowl too! Your tau yu bah is making me drool Sonia...

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Love the eggs :)

My great grand dad left us a whole bunch of his tableware which he used to organize a huge makan makan at home for friends every Christmas.
And my grandma was an avid collector of tea sets. I'm getting hold of her tea sets when I get into my new house and no one wants them, and they are so pretty, but sad case most of the teapots are missing.

Bo said...

A lovely recipe in a beautiful bowl.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What delicious looking comfort food! :D

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW!! This looks better than the shop bought one. I like the Tofu, it's my favorite!

Jo said...

A really delicious family recipe. Looks yummy!

Sarah Naveen said...

yummy treat....nice clicks...

tasteofbeirut said...

This family recipe does look delicious and I would love to try it as I have never had pork belly!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks yum i would go for the eggs too !

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Pete said...

I love to eat tau eu bak with sambal belachan....nice!

Barbara said...

Your bowl is exquisite!
And I would give anything if someone would place a bowl of that delicious dish in front of me for dinner tonight! I am seeing lots of pork belly on menus lately. Have never made it myself though. It looks fabulous.

Mama Holli said...

Wonderful dish with special memories! I love that! Comfort food from our mamas are the best are they not? Yes !!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I loved tau yu bak too! My mom used to cook it often for us too.

Bakeling said...

This is my all time favourite food !

Your photos are just great !

Cheah said...

This goes very well with white porridge. Like Pete said, nice with sambal belachan too.

Mary said...

What an interesting recipe. Your photos of the dish are just amazing. That little boy is one of my grandsons. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous dish...clicks are so tempting

pigpigscorner said...

woah 50?! Very precious indeed. I cook this very often, so delicious with rice!

FC88 said...

My kids love this. I usually used the already mixed one from the supermarket to make it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I am bookmarking this one for future reference.

Talita said...

Sounds as a comfort food! 我要吃!

My Asian Kitchen said...

love this comfort dish!! look at your cock design bowl make me remember my mom tau wu bak! btw,your pix really look great!!

Beau Lotus said...

Beautiful dish, I so miss it!

ICook4Fun said...

Your beautiful dish reminds me of home. My mom still like to cook this dish during festive season. She will used pork knuckle, pork belly and sea cucumber. She will make a big batch so we will have lots of leftovers for the next day.

Shandy said...

I love your Grandmother's dish! Pieces from people precious to us are important in our own lives. Your dish is always perfect and beautifully presented Sonia. Love it!

Nadji said...

Une recette qui doit être délicieuse.
Je la note pour l'essayer.
A bientôt.

Anonymous said...

just had this last night :) my mom made it, ahaha, since we are of the traditional-Chinese sort of people!

I really must ask my mom how she makes it so I can make it when she's not around.. :/

but great dish! tasty and yes, the recipe is quite old!

Jessica said...

This looks fabulous! And even better that it is from your grandmother!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Great shots dear...I can oni luk see luk see...not a pork-eater. ;)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This is my favourite dish. Beautiful pictures!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

dear all, Thanks fr stopping by and your lovely words.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

That's a great dish for my son. My aunt likes to cook this and she loves to have many meat dishes too.

Natesgirl said...

Hi I made this the other night, my mom would make this when I was little I loved it. http://pleasegivepeasachance.blogspot.com/2010/05/khai-pa-low.html

Colin Woon said...

50yrs old bowl?! Amazing! Makes a nice photos too!

Angeline ong said...

Thank you. I tried this today and everybody loved it.

Mdm Khoo said...

Dear Sonia, I really admire you because you can diligently cook so many dishes and pretty cakes.

I like your very old bowl and also your beautifully presented tau yu bak. I also like the way you spice up your English with BM, you make me smile. Tried your gyoza and roasted pork as well.

Thank You very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you & your family.

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