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Braised Pork Belly Egg Noodles | Chef John’s Cooking Class

Braised Pork Belly Egg Noodles | Chef John’s Cooking Class
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Pork belly is one of the most popular ingredients for myriad recipes ranging from traditional homemade dishes to street food snacks. Chef John shows you a simple melt-in-your-mouth braised pork belly recipe with handmade egg noodles.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 45 min
COOKING TIME: 1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 2 hr
4 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour [Egg Noodle]
  • 1 tbsp Water [Egg Noodle]
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil [Egg Noodle]
  • 3 count Eggs [Egg Noodle]
  • 2 oz Garlic Cloves
  • 2 oz Shallot
  • 1 lb Pork Belly
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing Cooking Wine [Seasoning]
  • 0.25 cup Soy Sauce [Seasoning]
  • 1 oz Rock Sugar [Seasoning]
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce [Seasoning]
  • 2 cups Water
  • 0.1 tbsp Cooking Oil
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Cut pork belly into bite-size cubes.
[Egg Noodle] Step 2
[Egg Noodle] Step 2
2
On a working surface, mix all-purpose flour, eggs, cooking oil, and water. Mix together to form a dough. Kneed the dough for 5 minutes, then cover it with plastic wrap and rest for 30 minutes.
[Egg Noodle] Step 3
[Egg Noodle] Step 3
3
Remove the plastic wrap, flour dust the working surface, and use a rolling pin to roll it out to a thin sheet. Dust the sheet with flour, z-fold the sheet, and cut it as the desired width of noodles
Step 4
Step 4
4
Slice garlic and shallots.
Step 5
Step 5
5
In a wok, add 2 cups of cooking oil. When the oil reaches 250-300°F (120-150°C), fry shallots to a golden brown. Take out the shallots with a strainer, and set aside.
Step 6
Step 6
6
In the same wok with oil at 250-300°F (120-150°C) temperature, fry garlic to a golden brown. Take out the garlic with a strainer.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Empty the wok (no wash), add diced pork belly, and stir fry until pork grease starts to come out the belly.
Step 8
Step 8
8
In the same wok, add Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, rock sugar, oyster sauce, and water to submerge the pork belly.
Step 9
Step 9
9
Pour the fried shallots and garlic back to wok, and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Step 10
Step 10
10
In a wok or pot, add enough water (to cook noodles), bring the water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 3-5 minute or to al dente. Strain the noodles.
[Assemble the dish] Step 11
[Assemble the dish] Step 11
11
In a serving bowl, put cooked egg noodles, generously spoon some braised pork belly, fried garlic and shallots on the noodle.
[Assemble the dish] Step 12
[Assemble the dish] Step 12
12
Top with julienned cucumber and a couple of slices of red chili (optional). Enjoy!
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