Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pork Belly Kare 豚の脇腹肉カレー - The Simplest Version

Had this idea of having Japanese curry at home for the longest time. Finally gotten around to do it, so went shopping for ingredients. The vegetables were pretty simple. Had wanted to do a variety with lots of colours just like those soup curry in Hokkaido where they had potato, grilled pumpkin, green pepper, broccoli etc. But, not really cost effective. So settled with just the basic two; carrots and onions. Didn't get potato because the rice would provide enough carbs.

Then, of course, the curry itself. The curry pack is easily available in any supermarket. Just need to choose either 'mild' or 'hot'. Knowing that Japanese curry is more likely to be sweet than spcy, I got a box of 'hot' curry. Picked one that yields 5 servings for less than $5. One serving of 2 squares, was enough to make a semi thick curry for 2 pax.

Next, must have meat. Wanted to do beef curry with beef tendons. But in the end, went for the economical route instead. So, ended up with pork belly instead.

Ingredients for Pork Belly Kare (feeds 2-3 pax)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 large onions
  • some  garlic cloves
  • 1 block of pork belly
  1. Peel, cut and wash the carrots, onions and garlic
  2. Remove skin from pork belly
  3. Cut into large chunks and wash
  4. Drain off excess water from vegetables and pork belly
  5. Season the meat with salt and pepper
  6. Powder the meat with corn flour
  7. Heat up some oil and brown the pork belly
  8. Remove pork belly and set aside. Remove excess oil from pan.
  9. Sauté the garlic cloves in the pan, then add vegetables and fry for a while
  10. Add some water to the vegetables, add pork belly and let it boil
  11. Transfer all to a pot, add enough water and let it boil further. 
  12. Cook till meat is soft before turning off the heat
  13. Add the curry cubes into the soup. Stir well to let it mix
  14. When curry is dissolved evenly, turn on the heat and let it simmer further
  15. Turn off the heat when meat is soft enough
boil the meat and vegetables, just like boiling soup
meat ought to be browned more

The desired outcome would be wobbly soft belly meat, flavourful curry and steaming hot fragrant rice (香米).

pork belly kare with a side serving of stir fried dou miao

The cost of the meal would be about $5 per pax.


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