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Braised Pork in Soy Sauce Recipe (Tau Yew Bak)

Braised Pork Belly in Soy Sauce (Tau Yew Bak) recipe - Pork belly is steeped in an intensely flavorful soy sauce. The taste is complex, sophisticated, addictive, and utterly delectable.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Braised Pork in Soy Sauce
Servings 4 people
Calories 611 kcal


  • 1 lb. pork belly, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pulp garlic, lightly pounded with the back of a cleaver
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper corn, smashed and cracked
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs
  • 8 oz. fried tofu/bean curd
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce, kecap manis
  • 1-2 tablespoons dark soy sauce, or until it reaches your desired color
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat up a pot or preferably a big clay pot with 4 cups of water. Bring it to boil and then add in the garlic, pork belly, and cracked pepper. Bring the pork belly to boil before adding the hard-boiled eggs, fried tofu, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and dark soy sauce. Lower the heat to medium and braise the pork for 30 minutes or so until the pork belly is is cooked through and become tender. Add salt to taste. Continue to simmer on the lowest heat for another 15-20 minutes. Dish out and serve hot with steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts
Braised Pork in Soy Sauce Recipe (Tau Yew Bak)
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 621
% Daily Value*
Fat 69g106%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 314mg105%
Sodium 1628mg71%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.