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Recipe for Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

Taiwanese Braised Pork with Rice

Classic Taiwanese comfort food, a staple of every Taiwanese family. Served over rice with an optional stewed egg, it's easy to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Taiwanese
Keyword braised, pork, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost 10


  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1.5 lb Pork Belly
  • 2 cloves Garlic smashed, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Rock Sugar
  • 1 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • 6 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Wine
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 2 Hardboiled eggs (optional)


  • In a large stockpot on medium high heat, put in the oil. Put in bork belly and sear until brown (about 2 minutes on each side). Add in your garlic and give your pork a stir.
  • Add rock sugar and let it disolve slightly, about 1 minute. Add Five Spice powder and soy sauce. Turn down heat to low and let simmer for 7 minutes.
  • Add cooking wine and water. Let simmer for 1 hr, covered with lid.
  • (Optional) Put in peeled hardboiled eggs into sauce while simmering.
  • Remove pork and eggs from stockpot and serve with rice.