Monday, August 3, 2020

Pork Belly Tofu with Black Beans and Asparagus


I made something easy and yummy for today's lunch. 

Cut up into bite-size pieces pork belly, skin removed, marinated in salt and ground black pepper. Dashed with cornstarch before frying in oil. Pre-fried firm tofu, cut into wedges then into cube size when fried. 

Also, in this dish, I used black beans or "Tausi"- fermented black beans with a taste of salty and savoury combined, it is very rich in flavor that is why it is commonly used in Asian dishes; fish, chicken, beef, or even vegetable dishes.  

To add some color and crunch I peeled some stalks of asparagus and tossed in the wok for a minute or two. 

I also drizzled some sesame oil to give that added nutty taste to it. Check out the recipe below and happy cooking!






Ingredients: 

1/2- kilo pork belly, cut into bite-size pieces
1- piece firm tofu
1- cup asparagus
2-tbsp oyster sauce
1-tbsp black beans
2-tbsp sesame oil
2-tbsp vegetable oil
1- red onion sliced thinly
6- wedges of garlic minced

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat the wok and pour the oil, fry the pork belly slices and let it cook until tender. 
  2. Set aside, sautee garlic, and onion, mixed the fried pork.
  3. Add the oyster sauce. Simmer in low fire for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the pre-fried tofu, mix and cover. Simmer in low heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the black beans, stir. 
  6. Tossed in the asparagus, mix, and cover for two minutes. 
  7. Turn off the heat and drizzle the sesame oil. 
  8. Served with steamed rice.
This is simple and easy to prepare a dish that the whole family can enjoy. You can cut up some spring onions or cilantro for added flavor. 

I hope you can make and copy this dish and let me know how it went. :) 





33 comments:

  1. That looks so good! Most especially as a rice topping!

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  2. This looks delicious. The fermented black beans go so well with so many different ingredients and adds some umami to the flavours. I will definitely be trying this recipe out.

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    1. Looks good. Although I don't eat pork. Will share it with my friends who do

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  3. This looks yummy! I'll have to try it. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Wow this looks so delicious. Definitely adding it to my dinner list.

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  5. The flavors in this dish sound amazing. I need to make this dish.

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  6. Yum, this looks like a tasty dish. I've always been a fan of pork belly!

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  7. I am not normally a fan of tofu, but this really looks delicious!! I will need to try it!

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  8. This looks great! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  9. Looks delicious! I love such dished, very filling, simple and always super delicious. green beans and tofu is a combo I can eat every single day

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  10. Although I am a vegetarian, I am extremely sure that I can try this recipe and swap out the pork belly and oyster sauce for something else. I haven't eaten Asian food in a while but I will be having some on Thursday and this might be on the menu. Lol!!

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  11. it sounds delicious and tasty...glad you shared the recipe with us..this seems quite easy to make out..definitely going to give a chance..great work though..

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  12. I love that you have mixed tofu and pork, I never know how to make tofu properly!

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  13. This looks so yummy. I would never think to put things with asparagus like that.

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  14. If its on a bed of rice you can count me in! This looks so tasty! I will definitely have to give it a try at some point.

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  15. Oh this looks delicious! im not a big tofu eater but this looks and sounds really good! I will have to try this very soon

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  16. I do not eat meat but tofu and asparagus sound amazing. I bet my husband would like it as well

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  17. This looks so delicious. Pork belly is one of my favourite meats too!

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  18. Wow! I do love tofu, but I'm not the biggest fan of pork. Although where I'm from in Louisiana, they are all about the pig! This looks like a quick, balanced, and delicious meal.

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  19. You had me at pork belly! LOL. But I never thought to mix it with asparagus.

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  20. This looks so temtping, never thought of mixing 2 proteins together and this appears to be one amazing combination to try. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Looks gorgeous! I'd love this but I can't cook at all.

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  22. I particularly like that this recipe doesn't look complicated at all and you don't need too many ingredients to achieve it. This looks so delicious.

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  23. Perfect for the rice! Rice is life! Seems not that complicated to cook , good for a busy person like me.

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  24. I swear my mom made something similar just yesterday!

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  25. Looks so very very delicious! Tofu and green beans it is so very delicious

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  26. It looks simple and tasty. I'd really like to try it out!

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  27. I remember usually having this food back in college! The good ol' days. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I'll try it this weekend.

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  28. It's surely delicious. The presentation and photos added cravings for me. Thank you for this sharing.

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  29. I am not a big pork person, but that looks delicious.

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  30. This seems so flavorful and healthy. I would love to taste it, I have never made tofu myself.

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  31. Tofu doesn't usually do much for me but I think I might have to try this dish...it looks and sounds rather yummy!

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  32. whoa, that looks great. I am not the biggest Tofu advocate as it tends to react badly in my stomach but mixed in with the Pork Belly and the fermented black beans sounds great. I might lessen up the amount of oil you used cause 4 overall tablespoons seems a bit of a waste even though I am sure the Sesame was more for flavor.

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