Thai Braised Pork & Egg

This dish takes me right back to my childhood – it’s just like a mum hug! Take pork belly up a notch by braising it in these rich, bold flavours until it’s soft, tender and brimming with umami goodness. Elevate the Asian flavours even more by using my homemade five spice. Delicious!


Thai Braised Pork & Egg

15 minutes
1 hour 45 minutes

6 garlic cloves

2 coriander roots

2 tsp whole black peppercorns

1 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp vegetable oil

700g (1.5 lb) skinless pork belly, cut into roughly 3 cm cubes

2 tsp Chinese five spice

2 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce

1 ½ tbsp white sugar

2 tbsp light soy sauce

4 hard-boiled eggs

200g (7 oz) fried tofu, cut into bite-sized pieces

4 whole star anise

coriander leaves to serve

steamed rice to serve

  • Step 1

    Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic, coriander roots, peppercorns and salt to a rough paste.

  • Step 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the paste and cook for about a minute or until fragrant. Add the pork and cook until the pork starts to turn golden. Add the Chinese five spice, dark soy sauce, sugar, light soy sauce, star anise, tofu and 4 cups of water. Bring to the boil. Then turn the heat down to medium and gently simmer for 30 minutes. Then add the eggs and simmer for another hour until the pork is fork tender. Top with coriander. Serve with steamed rice.

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What our customers say

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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Melt-in-your-mouth goodness!

January 12, 2023

So satisfying…. had trouble to stop eating. This recipe is a must-have. Thank you! I had been looking to expand my repertoire of dinner meals.

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Melt in your mouth deliciousness!

January 12, 2023

This recipe is a keeper!

I substituted canned quail eggs instead of chicken eggs so I can just keep them in the stew and intact. Other than that and frying the tofu, I followed the recipe exactly since I have not tried this dish before.

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Family’s favourite!

September 13, 2022

Such a comfort food, tasty and fragrant. It really feels like mom’s warm hug. We all simply love it!

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