All posts tagged: comfort food

Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly & Extra Firm Tofu

My ultimate comfort food is Taiwanese braised pork. Whenever I open the cover of a pot of Taiwanese braised pork, for a moment I almost feel that I’m in the lively wet market in Taipei, enjoying hot and yummy food. Normally I use extra firm tofu from Asian grocery stores, but since I found the high protein tofu from Trader Joe’s, I was so addicted to its natural soy flavor and started using it exclusively . By adding Sichuan peppercorn, my braised pork has a little kick of spice, which makes it more addictive. Enjoy! Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly Recipe Yield: 8-10 bento Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 40-50 minutes Ingredients: 3-4 pork belly strips, around 1lb Warm water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 scallion, cut into chunks 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper corn powder 2-3 chili peppers 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup cooking rice wine 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 14 oz extra firm tofu, diced 3-4 hard boiled egg (optional) Method: In a medium …