Chashu Pork with Bok Choy and Rice


Cooking Blog - Chashu Pork with Bok Choy and Rice

Servings: 4 | Prep time: 9 mins | Cook time: 45 mins | Total: 4 hours and 54 mins including marination


A recipe for Chashu, a Japanese braised pork belly recipe, served with bok choy and rice. It’s worth the 40 minute wait while the pork belly slow cooks in the oven, resulting with tender pork and a juicy and flavourful dish. Chashu can be used in many other dishes as well, so in the future i will publish recipes like Chashu fried rice or Ramen with Chashu pork as topping.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine also known as sake
  • 800 grams pork belly skin off 
  • 2 cups medium grain rice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 – 5 bok choy

Directions:

  1. In a container, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger paste, garlic paste, oyster sauce and rice wine. Put the pork in that container, cover it in the liquid, cover the container and leave it in the fridge to marinate for 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 215°C. Transfer pork from the container to a baking pan, keeping the liquid put aside. Put the pork in the oven and bake for 30 – 40 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, cook 2 cups of rice as per packet instructions. Then make the sauce by putting the liquid put aside in a saucepan, putting it on the stove and bring to the boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes or until it starts to get sticky, stirring occasionally.
  4. Clean bok choy by pulling the leaves off and running them under running water. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat, add bok choy and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add 4 tablespoons of water and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring often again. Serve pork belly with sauce, rice and bok choy.