Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bao)

Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bao)
My Gua Bao recipe incorporates spicy yet sweet Asian flavors into tender, crisp pork belly slices, all wrapped in a fluffy steamed bun.
Cuisine: Asian Dishes
Ingredients
  • Pork Belly
  • 2 lb pork belly
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 green onions
  • 4-inch ginger root, peeled and quartered
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Szechuan chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Pickled Shallots
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin
  • rice wine vinegar to cover
  • 1 red Birds Eye Chili, minced
  • Sweet Peanuts
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • Serving
  • 10 Gua Bao Buns (or store bought)
  • Pickled Shallots
  • Sweet Peanuts
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves

 

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