Pork Tausi is a Filipino dish inspired from the Chinese cuisine prepared with thin slices of pork belly stir fried in a garlic, shallots and ginger served with fermented salted black beans.
Tausi or fermented black beans is one of those Chinese influence to the Philippine cuisine, this salty savoury beans filled with umami gives tons of flavours to any dish hence it is used on several dishes like fish, tofu, beef and vegetables. Though I haven’t seen this used on soups it is popular sauce on many stir fries. The Chinese version of this black bean is usually found in Asian shops vacuum packed in plastic and they are usually dry while the one in Philippines is sold in cans under the brand Temple. I tried both and found that the Chinese version is saltier so if you are planning to use that, please do it in moderation.
Today we will be making a simple dish of Pork Tausi, a not so common dish back home but we cook this once in a while when I was younger. It’s very simple and like most Filipino dishes it starts with ginisa, a sauté of garlic and onions, followed by pork slices then finished with a sauce made from mashed salted black beans. Now all you need is tons of rice then you’re good to go.