Braised Pork Belly recipe with Song Fa Braised Spice Pack

Braised Pork Belly recipe with Song Fa Braised Spice Pack

21 Aug, 2023

Braised pork belly is a dish with a long and rich history that spans different cultures and culinary traditions.

The origins of Braised Pork Belly can be traced back to China, where it was originally known as "红烧肉" (hóng shāo ròu), which translates to "red-cooked pork." The traditional Chinese cooking method involved slowly simmering pork belly in a flavourful sauce made from soy sauce, sugar, spices, and other aromatics. The dish that resulted was tender, succulent, and bursting with flavour.

Today, Braised Pork Belly is a beloved comfort dish for many and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. Whether this dish is something that holds dear memories to you or is a dish you want to create new memories with, Song Fa makes it easy to recreate at home with our Braised Spice Pack. Here is our recipe:



  • 1 kg of Pork Belly
  • 85 g Dark Soya Sauce
  • 35 g Light Soya Sauce
  • 15 g Garlic
  • 10 g Shallot
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 5 - 6 Hardboiled Eggs
  • 25g of Rock Sugar
  • 1 large Piece of Tau Kwa
  • 1200 ml of Water
  • 1 x Packet of Song Fa Braised Spices



      1. Blanch the pork belly
      2. Rinse the blanched pork belly to clean it
      3. Cut the blanched pork belly into 1.5 inch thickness
      4. Gently bruise the garlic and shallot
      5. Heat up the oil in medium-low fire
      6. Add rock sugar to the pan and cook till caramelize
      7. Add dark soy sauce 
      8. Add bruised garlic and shallot
      9. Add blanched pork belly and stir well. 
      10. Pour in water and let it simmer. 
      11. Add light soy sauce. 
      12. Add Song Fa Braised Spices (both sachets)
      13. Bring the braising liquid to a boil
      14. Cover lid, turn to medium-low fire and let it simmer for 20 mins
      15. Add in the hard-boiled eggs and tau kwa, submerge them into the braising liquid.
      16. Simmer for 15 mins
      17. Remove the Song Fa Braised Spices. 


        Serve it on top of a bowl of white jasmine or japonica rice and there you have a comforting bowl of Braised Pork Belly Rice!

        You can purchase the spice pack from any Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (Singapore) Outlets or online on Shopee or Lazada.  If you made this dish, post it on your Instagram and tag us! We would love to see how you recreate this dish at home!