Japanese Chashu Pork

Pressure cooker makes this dish a lot easier to make. Prepare a pork belly with skin on, about 500 g. Roll it up from one side to the other. Tie it with kitchen twine very tight. Put pork in a deep pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil and cook for 10 mins. Rinse…

Pig’s Feet & Lotus Root Soup

1,Put pig’s feet pieces into a deep pot. Add in enough water. 2, Bring the water to boil for about 5 mins. 3, Take all the pig’s feet pieces out and wash clean in water. 4, Put everything into pot: pig’s feet, lotus root (peeled and cut into chunks), red dates (makes soup taste sweet),…

Minced Pork Tofu

Tofu about 100g minced pork around 80g Cut tofu into slices. Firm tofu is a good choice, it will keep its shape during cooking. Fry tofu with some oil till both sides turn golden brown. Sprinkle a little salt while frying them. Set aside for later use. Heat the pan again. Add in 1 tsp…

Pig’s Ear & Bittergourd Stir-fry

Boil pig’s ear in hot water for several mins. Then rinse it under water and drain. Cut pig ear and bitter gourd into slices. Heat a pan. Add in some oil. Chopped garlic in first. Stir fry till aromatic. Pig’s ear is next. Stir fry for 2 mins. Add in bitter gourd slices. Stir fry…

Ribs & Potato Stew

Wash ribs in water. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring it to boil for 3-5 mins. Take out all the ribs and rinse under water. Heat a pan with a little oil. Stir fry drained ribs till they turn a bit brownish. Add in ginger slices and green…

Braised Pork & Rib Soup Bento

The rule of my husband’s bento: there must be at least 1 meat dish. This time, I tried pork. Prepare soup. Cos soup is time-consuming. I can let the soup on the stove while preparing other dishes. Wash ribs. Put them in a pot and add in enough water. Bring to boil. Skim the soup…

Sweet & Sour Ribs (糖醋排骨)

Wash ribs in water. Put all the ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring it to boil for 3-5 mins. Take out all the ribs and rinse under water. Heat a pan with a little oil. Stir fry drained ribs till they turn a bit brownish. Add in ginger slices and green…

Curry Pork Chop Rice

This dish came to my mind when my husband asked for Japanese cuisine. Japanese curry is much more mild and not so strong. Japanese curry goes well with fried chicken/pork chop and hot rice. Place pork chop on a piece of plastic wrap. Then cover it with another piece. Hit the pork chop with the…

Crispy Pork Belly By Oven

Prepare a big square pork belly. 1. Put pork belly in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Heat on the stove. Bring to boil for 5 mins. 2. Take the pork out. Wash it under water to rinse it clean and drain. 3. Use toothpicks to poke the pork skin several times. 4. In…

粽子 (Zong Zi, Sticky Rice Dumpling)

This year, Dragon Boat Festival is on June 7, which is  next Friday. I never tried to make sticky rice dumpling (Zong zi) by myself even though I like them very much. I saw there were bamboo leaves for zongzi on the supermarket’s shelf and thought maybe I can try making zongzi this year. The…