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Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Pork, Recipes, Seafood-Free, Soups, Stews & Chilis | 0 comments

Pork and Potato Stew (馬鈴薯燉肉) Recipe

Pork and Potato Stew (馬鈴薯燉肉) Recipe


When people think comfort food, most people think British, French, Irish…etc, and hardly anyone thinks Asian.

When I sat down and thought about how best to put this dish in words, comfort food came to mind immediately. This is totally Asian-style comfort food. You’ve got your typical comfort food components: some hearty meat and potatoes, but you also have Asian ingredients such as soy sauce, mirin, and rice wine.

The meat is tender from being braised for a good hour; the potatoes are perfectly soft and easily crumble when you bite into them; and the broth has just the right amount of flavour to be drank as soup or mixed with rice or noodles.

Make a pot of this for a casual weekend and cozy up next to a fireplace with your family. Then for dessert? How about a Chinese dessert of Sweet Peanut Dumplings with Ginger Syrup (薑汁糖水花生湯圓)!

By the way, Mr. H and I celebrated our 10-year (dating) anniversary over the weekend in Victoria, BC. I had promised to reveal the surprise I prepared for him last week so here it is!

I prepared 10 gifts and a card, small things like a $5 starbucks card, a cup noodle, some sparklers, a PS3 game, camera accessories…etc and gave them to him throughout the day. It was an idea I came across on pinterest called “presents on the hour” from 30 Hand Made Days! The card I got from Lemon Drop Papers on Etsy, who makes really pretty cards. The one I bought had 9 mini-envelopes on the front so in each I wrote a little line of things like “for 10 years of playing like children”, corresponding to each of the gifts, in this case the PS3 game. I had Mr. H. open them one by one whenever it was time for another gift! It was a lot of fun and made the whole day exciting for us!

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Adapted from 600道人氣家常菜聖經

Pork and Potato Stew

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Yield: 5

Calories per serving: 397

Fat per serving: 20.7

Pork and Potato Stew

Tender and flavorful pork, a true Chinese comfort food recipe.



    For Marinade:
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Water, or more as necessary
  • For Pork:
  • 300g Pork Belly, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 100g Onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 650ml Water
  • 350g Russet Potato, peeled, roughly chopped


  1. Mix ingredients for marinade together, stir in pork and marinate for at least 5-10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat and cook onion for 2 minutes, remove and set aside.
  3. Add pork belly and cook until browned on all sides. Add soy sauce, salt, mirin and rice wine and stir to mix well.
  4. Add water and bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce to low heat, allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add onion and potato and cover pot, braise on low heat for another 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes, uncovered, until reduced to desired taste.


This recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Pork and Potato Stew Nutrition

For each of 5 Servings

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