Chinese Styled Braised Pork Leg with Japanese Tofu

No Carb Diet Recipe Series
I suppose by now you’ve noticed that a great non-carb substitute for rice / noodles in any dish is.. TOFU! Smooth tofu in particular is my favorite 🙂
The result of this dish is a super tender, melt in your mouth, fall off the bone pork in a really “sweet” sauce combined with silky smooth tofu. When you eat this dish, combine a bit of pork meat with tofu and the crunchy texture of the freshly chopped spring onions and fried onions with the strong flavors of fresh coriander leaves… HEAVEN!
1 packet Japanese Tofu / Smooth Tofu / “Tauhu Lembut”
2 pork legs / shanks, partially chopped into portions, bone and skin on
1.5 litre water
6 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
3 tbsp hot chilli sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp BBQ sauce
Chopped spring onions
Fried onions

Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

In a large pot, place the pork legs into the pot and add 500ml of the water. Cover the pot with lid and cook in medium heat for approx. 30 minutes.
Add dark soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and hot chilli sauce. Pour another 500ml of water into the pot and let it simmer for another 30 minutes.
Add sugar, light soy sauce, minced garlic and BBQ sauce and the remaining water into the pot. Reduce heat to low. Gentle simmer for 2 hours.
Carefully remove tofu from packaging and cut into a smooth square. Steam for approx. 10 minutes to slightly firm up its texture.

To serve, carefully place tofu on plate. Serve with a portion of the pork and pour sauce from pork pot onto the tofu. Garnish with spring onions, fried onions and top with fresh coriander. Serve immediately.

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