10Nov, 2023
Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉

Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉 – Eat What Tonight

Happy Lunar New Year ! One of the must-have during a Chinese New Year is leeks which is always in abundance during the festive. As the Chinese saying goes, 过年要吃蒜,人人有钱算, there’s an auspicious meaning to having leeks during the CNY hence you will certainly see many people adding leeks to their basket during this season. The price tends to fluctuates as well, with it being the most reasonable when nearer to the actual day. I bought them at around $4.50 per kg few days prior with it going down to $3ish the day before reunion.

My family usually tends to enjoy roast pork with leeks but for a change today, I had this Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks instead. I retain the pork belly water to cook it with the leeks thereafter and it makes the dish really fragrant. Leeks tend to shrink quite a fair bit upon cooking so what makes seems like a lot when you just add them into the wok might appear much lesser when they are cooked. So be sure to prep enough for the number of mouths you need to feed !