Tau Yu Bak

Tau Yu Bak Recipe

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About Tau Yu Bak Recipe:

A very flavourful dish prepared from pork braised in soy sauce until tender and soft. Tau Yu Bak or braised pork in soy sauce is more popular in Malaysia and Singapore although Penang is well known for it. The dish is also popular among the Peranakan and Teochew community. This recipe’s main ingredient is soy sauce, both light and thick dark soy sauce. 'Tau Yu Bak' is a Fujian dish that is very closely related to the Peranakan cuisine. This pork braised in soy sauce dish is tender and succulent. With spices and grandma's secret, learn how to cook the best Tau Yu Bak that is guaranteed easy and tasty. 

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  • 12 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Tau Yu Bak Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 400 gram pork
  • 1 Nos garlic head
  • 1 stick Nos cinnamon
  • 1 Nos star anise
  • 2 Nos cloves
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • As required Water
  • 4 Nos egg
Current Totals
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  • Carbs
  • Protein
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Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
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  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Tau Yu Bak Recipe

step 1


Coat pork with dark soy sauce. Coat pork with dark soy sauce. Pan fry pork for 3-4 minutes without oil. Toast garlic in oven at 200 degrees celcius for 10 minutes. Now add cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, ginger, pepper, five spices and garlic on the pork.

step 2


Then add soy sauce mix well and after 30 mins add rock sugar. Add 1 tbsp of water if too dry. After sugar melts and the dish thickens add hot water in the pot enough to cover the ingredients. Then add hard boiled eggs and cook them on medium for an hour. Serve with sambal belacon.