One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

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Mattstolz
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One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

#1 Post by Mattstolz » May 23rd, 2020, 10:25 am



Bida Manda in Raleigh, NC recently did an instagram live sharing how to make one of the best restaurant dishes I can remember eating, and I think everyone needs to know how to make it. They shared the ingredient list in their Instagram profile and the steps for making it are below.

Heat oil in large pan (I used a dutch oven)
Saute shallot and garlic (note: I used more shallot and garlic cuz I chopped too much, was still great)
Add ground pork and brown
add Paprika and sugar
Stir in coconut cream, broth, stir until simmering
Add fish sauce and kefir lime
Simmer on low at least 30 mins, up to 2 hours no problem.

Meanwhile, boil pork belly until tender (their recipe says about 10 minutes, I like my pork belly more tender so I did 30 mins)
Soak dried noodles in water
Remove pork belly and dry. Poke holes all over skin and smear with fish sauce
Fry pork belly until crispy, then slice thinly.

To assemble dish: soaked noodles in bottom of bowl, cabbage on one side. Pour hot soup over noodles and arrange pork belly on the other side.

Enjoy!

Couple notes: I used pork picnic meat and ground it myself for the ground pork. Both the curry paste and kefir lime I ordered from Amazon and found pretty easy. This dish pairs really well with Riesling!

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Re: One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

#2 Post by alan weinberg » May 23rd, 2020, 3:29 pm

sounds killer.

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Re: One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

#3 Post by Mattstolz » May 24th, 2020, 3:31 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 3:29 pm
sounds killer.
delicious! when we ate it at the restaurant, my wife teared up a little bit. and this at home version is a really good approximation. if you're ever in Raleigh, Bida Manda is a must stop. if not, this is still a great dish.

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Re: One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

#4 Post by Brandon R » May 27th, 2020, 8:08 am

That sounds delicious, Matt. Your recipe doesn't mention when/where to add the cup of red curry paste. Can you clarify?
B. Redman

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