Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns (Gua Bao) Recipe

Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns (Gua Bao) Recipe
19 Ingredients
  • For the Pork Belly:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • One (1-pound) slab skin-on pork belly, cut into 2-inch strips, then sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 (1/8th-inch) slices fresh ginger (unpeeled)
  • 1 star anise pod (optional)
  • 1 small fresh red chili, such as Thai chili (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons rock, brown or raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup Asian rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder (see note above)
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • For the Buns and Toppings:
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon rock, brown, or raw sugar (see note above)
  • 6 fresh or frozen Chinese-style steamed buns (see note above)
  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro, leaves and tender stems chopped
  • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped Asian pickled mustard greens (see note above)
Nutrition
1342
67% daily value
3 servings
                                       
                                            dairy-​free
     

Fat

161% 105

Saturated

165% 33

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 48

Polyunsaturated

- 17

Carbs

21% 64

Carbs (net)

- 59

Fiber

19% 5

Sugars

- 20

Sugars, added

- 13

Protein

66% 33

Cholesterol

36% 109

Sodium

102% 2455

Calcium

21% 214

Magnesium

25% 106

Potassium

19% 877

Iron

31% 6

Zinc

32% 4

Phosphorus

61% 428

Vitamin A

2% 21

Vitamin C

4% 4

Thiamin (B1)

110% 1

Riboflavin (B2)

52% 1

Niacin (B3)

92% 15

Vitamin B6

35% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

56% 224

Folate (food)

- 102

Folic acid

- 72

Vitamin B12

60% 1

Vitamin D

- 0

Vitamin E

29% 4

Vitamin K

27% 32

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 466
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