The Chinese Hamburger ~ Rou Jia Mo

The Chinese Hamburger ~ Rou Jia Mo


1 Recipe Chinese Hamburger Buns
1 Recipe Braised Pork Belly With Soy Sauce
1 Cup Chopped Chinese Celery

Ingredients (Braised Pork Belly With Soy Sauce)
2 lbs (about 900 g) Pork Belly, cut into ¾ inch chunks
1 inch piece Galangal, sliced
1 inch piece Ginger, sliced
1 Bulb Garlic, whole
6 to 7 Tbsp Malaysian Dark Soy Sauce (Caramel-Cheong Chan Brand)
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Rock Sugar
2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
3 (750 ml) Cups of Water
1 ½ tsp Sea Salt or to taste


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pork belly chunks. Let it parboiled for 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove the meat, rinsed and drained well.

Heat a large casserole over high heat, add oil, and stir-fry the galangal, ginger, and garlic r until fragrant, about 20 to 30 seconds. Add meat and fry for a few minutes until the meat is well browned on all sides. Mix in the dark soy sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, stir until all the meat are coated with the sauce. Add the rock sugar, water and bring it to a boil, lower the heat, cover the casserole with a lid and simmer for about 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours, or until the meat are soft. Skim off excess oil and serve warm with hamburger buns.


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