Thursday, February 17, 2011

Braised Soy Sauce Pork Belly/ Tau Yew Bak With Shaped Eggs

Now I am back to my old self....though I still miss my babe Jo :p back to cooking and back to some silly-ness... back to my ' feel young' self again LOL!  I braised these pork belly / ' tau yew bak ' yesterday night, for our dinner tonight...working Momsie has to prepare a dish earlier , back from work , just pop the dish into the microwave and we can have dinner early and a dish like this will taste better overnight !

Being the young me, I like to spring surprises on Wild Boar once in a while ( since the Piggies are away and there are no one to pamper )  I boiled some hard boiled eggs and shaped them , using the egg molds that I bought sometime back and made some cute bear, heart shape , fish and star to go with the braised pork belly.  This is a common dish among the Hokkien people and we just love them.  Flavorful and delicious and with the cute shaped eggs, it makes the dish more cheerful  LOL!  Well....what to do , a lovesick momsie gone cuckoo for a while , but I think it is a great therapy for me :))

These are so time can make this cute eggs
for all my grand piggies LOL!
great heirloom for Jo and Josh !

I bought these egg  molds from the 100 yen shop
opp the Parkson Grand , Ipoh for those of you
keen to get them for your kids :)

Braised Soy Sauce Pork Belly / Tau Yew Bak



½ kg of pork belly with skin on
¼ cup + 2 tbs thick caramel soy sauce
1 bulb garlic, crushed
2 tbs of light soy sauce ( you can add a bit salt )
1/2 tsp white pepper

1 cup water or more


Cut pork belly into larger bite size cubes. It will shrink after cooking. Place the ingredients (A) together in a pot and toss well to coat the meat evenly. Cook on medium heat for about 20 mins. Lower the fire, add in (B) and simmer till meat is tender. Add another ¼ cup of hot water if the meat is not tender and gravy has evaporated. Add in hard boiled eggs. When ready to serve, take out the eggs and shaped them in the egg mold.

Note: This dish taste better overnight :)

Enjoy !

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  1. Hehehehe! Love the egg moulds - saw them in HK. Can you use them for anything else?

  2. the egg moulds are very interesting !!

  3. Haha! Love the piggy egg! How does that mould work?! Doesn't it crush the egg?

  4. I had no idea you could shape eggs!! For real? I need to get some!! How did you know I love pork belly?

  5. i didnt know there's egg mould exists, your mr boar must be so surprised looking at these funny eggs.

  6. This dish ah.. leave overnight more flavourful! Appetising!

  7. So cute with all the egg shape molds!

  8. I've always been curious about egg molds because I've wanted to try and make bento lunch boxes.

  9. my fav protein with my fav mushroom .. what can i say .. mouthwatering tasty!

  10. Friend, what a mouth watering dish, definitely taste much better overnight.

  11. This looks yummy! One of the dishes my mum loves to prepare for our lunch together with some veggie stir-fries.
    Bet Jo would miss all the great homey food you prepared for her!

  12. This sounds delicious. I love pork belly but only have a handful of recipes for it. It's good to have another that sounds promising. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Kathy....thanks...make them for fun:p

    Lynne...I am not sure but a friend did use them for making dessert. click here for ideas

    Quinn is a very innovative person :)

    Gourmetorange...yesss it is fun making eggs into different add cheerfulness to the dish :) it doesn't if you mold it while it is still hot. Once it is cold then you cannot mold it . It will crush the egg :)

    Belinda...hahaha I guess so :))

    Lena....haha he say I am cute :p

    Anncoo... hahaha I have nothing to do :)))

    Raptortoe...great for bentos :)

    Kankana...mushroom??? those are pork belly :)))

    Cheah....yess, taste better overnight and I can eat this one dish all by myself if I am permitted to :p

    Angie...yess saw on her facebook...she misses Ipoh and homecooked food :) too have a great weekend. Hope you will like this dish :))

  14. It's fun to play around with the egg mold. :)

  15. Braised pork is one of my favourite looks absolutely great

  16. Ooo...I love this but ordinary hardboiled eggs will do, never mind the shapes. LOL!!!

  17. Little Inbox...yea it is fun making them...adds cheerfulness to a dish :p

    Three Cookies...thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment :)

    Arthur....sometimes must make life interesting....this dish has life in it when the eggs are shaped like star, fish and whatnot :) Egg is egg no doubt, but when it comes in funny shapes, it brings a smile to the loved makes my day lo :)

  18. Elin,
    I bought similiar moulds from that shop too. Should I put in cooked eggs or raw eggs into the mould?

  19. must boil the egg till hardboiled, while it is still warm, you have to put into the mold and follow the instructions as shown on the back of the package.

    Ann....yea it is cool ! Originated from the Japanese for Bento :)

  20. Oh those are eggs of LOVE! So sayang to eat them. lol! And wild boar is so so very sweet bought you that cute clip! Frankly, haven't taken this for a long long time. Craving now! haha.... Btw, did you make this at 3am too? haha... Hope you're having a lovely evening.
    Cheer up friend!

  21. Kirsty...nope I cooked them after my dinner for our next meal :)


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