Lo Ba Bung, Lurou Fan or Rouzao Fan is a very popular Taiwanese street food made out of braised minced pork topped over a freshly cooked rice. The taste is so addictive hence its popularity over the region, it is fragrant, oily, salty, sweet and sticky accentuated with a side serving of pickled turnip, pickled bamboo shoots or pickled mustard.
Lo Ba Bung
- 600g minced pork, 30-40% fat content
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1/2 cups Chinese cooking wine
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp five-spice powder
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of fried shallots
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- spring onions, sliced
- any pickled vegetable
- In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and shallots, cook until it turns golden brown.
- Add minced pork and stir for 2 minutes in high heat.
- Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rice wine, water, five-spice powder, white pepper and brown sugar bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hrs. until sauce is thick, add water if necessary.
- Add the fried shallots and simmer for 15 more minutes.
- Serve on top of freshly steamed rice, top with garnishes then serve.