11. How to Make Braised Pork with Soy Sauce / Tau Yu Bak.
This well known 'peranakan' dish is usually teamed with sambal belacan that is spicy and sourish.
This is a typical dish which is commonly found in restaurants offering dishes from the 'peranakan' heritage. The main ingredient of this dish is light soy sauce. Light soy sauce is known as "Tau Yu" while pork is called "Bak" in Hokkien, one of the many chinese dialects. That is how this dish came up with its name.
Tau Yu Bak may be deemed as a simple soy sauce dish but with the additional herbs and spices, it has become a favourite and has a special place in the hearts of many. Coupled with hard boiled eggs which are infused with the awesome gravy, this is an exceptionally flavourful dish.
This dish must be simmered long enough to ensure that the pork is tender and the flavours of all the ingredients are totally infused. Just a reminder, blanch pork with a few slices of ginger before cooking. Instead of pork, chicken meat may be used as a substitute. Trust me, you can never get enough of this delicious dish especially if 'sambal belacan' is used as a dip. It is totally awesome!
Published by Nyonya Cooking.