Monday, January 6, 2014

Braised Pork Ribs With Brown Tofu And Tao Pau

Braised Pork Rib has been the family favorite dish . Wherever we eat out, this is a dish we will most probably not miss out.  Homecooked ones are just as good as those served in restaurants.  I tried braising them with tao pau and brown tofu and it turned out delicious and brings comfort to me when the appetite is not good. You can either serve them with porridge or rice.  For WB and myself, we served it with porridge.  Sunday lunch was this tasty and flavorful dish with teochew porridge.  Yumz !

Braised Pork Ribs With Brown Tofu And Tao Pau - WB's Kitchen

1/2 kg meaty pork ribs - cut into 2" inch length - seasoned with light soy sauce and corn flour
2 pieces of brown tofu - Cut into halves
1/2 piece of tao pau - lightly deep fried, cut into smaller pieces

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

1/2 tbsp of thick soy sauce
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
4 pips of garlic - crushed
1/2 tsp of  ground white pepper

1.5 cups of water - add in more if the ribs are still not tender


1 tbsp of corn flour + 3 tbsp of water


Heat up oil in a medium sized pot, when oil is hot, add in crushed garlic and saute till fragrant.  Add in the seasoned ribs and seared it for a few minutes.  Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Add  the sauce mixture to the seared ribs and stir it together till well combined.  Add in the water and let the ribs simmer under medium low heat till soft.  Half way through cooking add in the fried tao pau and brown tofu.  Continue to simmer till ribs is tender soft.  Add in thickening last.  Off the heat when the gravy thickens. Serve with porridge or rice.

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