May 13, 2019


Lean belly pork - 1 kg
Dark soy sauce - 4 tbsp
Chinese wine or dry sherry - 3 tbsp
Five spice powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 1 tsp (crushed)
Uncooked rice - 1/2 cup


  • While buying the pork, ask them to remove the skin from pork.
  • Cut pork into 2" squares and marinate in a mixture of soy sauce, wine, five spice powder and garlic for at least an hour.
  • Roast uncooked rice in a wok on low heat, stirring constantly, until the grains turn golden in colour.
  • Cool, and grind it to make powder.
  • Roll pieces of pork, one at a time, in the rice powder and put them into a heatproof dish.
  • Place on steaming rack in wok and steam over boiling water for 2 hours, adding more boiling water as necessary, until the pork is tender enough to be broken with chopsticks.
  • Serve hot, accompanied by steamed white rice.

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