One of the simplest method to make your own char siew. Now what attracted me is that it uses palm sugar or gula melaka to make this char siew. What surprises me then is the outcome of this char siew actually taste better than what i was expecting, well of course this is not the best char siew i've ever tasted but to call this homemade, i'm truly truly pleased. The taste of the palm sugar in this char siew is not heavy and i think some of us cant even tell that it uses palm sugar in here. I used to use the ready made char siew sauce and maltose for my previous home made char siew and to me, i like this palm sugar version even more. You dont need to bake this in the oven, you will just need half an hour cooking time in the stove and you will get this aromatic tasty homemade char siew.
Ingredients: ( from Yum Yum lastest issue)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
350gms pork belly
2 tbsp light soya sauce
25gm gula melaka/palm sugar
1. Heat up oil and saute chopped garlic until aromatic. Add pork belly and stir well.
2. Add seasoning and bring to boil. Lower the heat and cook until very thick. ( This process will take around 1/2 hour , make sure the gravy is really thick, i cooked till the gravy is left with probably 3 tbsps in the wok). Remove from heat and leave to cool. Cut into pieces and serve.
I'm also sharing this with Muhibbah Malaysian Monday event hosted by 3 hungry tummies