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…

Braised Pork With Quail Eggs & Bamboo Shoot

This dish is a combination of meat, egg, and vegetable. It’s actually an updated version of braised pork (红烧肉 Hong Shao Rou). Boil quail eggs in hot water for 5 mins. Soak them in ice cold water immediately. Then remove the egg shell. Heat a pan. Sear Pork chunks. Pork belly is the best choice….

Pork & Vegetable Pot

My husband had dinner with a friend. Somehow they talked about Spanish Iberico Pork. His friend said this kind of pork is very delicious. And my husband told me immediately after that dinner. Then when we shopping for groceries the other day, he found that Spanish pork in the frozen counter. What a coincidence. So…

Minced Pork & Eggplant

To me, the best way to cook eggplant is to fry them. And another secret is never add in any water while cook eggplant. My mom cooks eggplant well. My sister told me how to cook eggplant in my mom’s way: fry eggplant with low heat, add in salt or soy sauce and put lid…

Fried Bee Hoon/ Rice Vermicelli (炒米粉)

I cooked fried bee hoon before, but didn’t turn out well. I think I dealt with bee hoon in a wrong way. This time, I corrected it and tried it again. Ingredients: bee hoon 100g water oil dried shiitake mushroom 4 pork belly 100g 1 egg 1 small carrot 1 small onion 1/4 of a…

Pork & Mixed Vegetable Stew Recipe

In earlier days, transportation was not as convenient as how it is now. People in northern part of China didn’t have much choice about vegetables in winter. The most usually seen vegetables are potato, Chinese cabbage and turnip. They can be boiled, stewed, preserved and used to make soup. Pork stew together with these vegetables…

Bitter gourd, Black Fungus & Pork Stir-fry

Pork better contains a bit fat. 1. Cut pork into slices. Remove the seed of bitter gourd and cut into slices. Soak black fungus in water for 3 mins. Tear into smaller pieces. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan. Sear pork first till slightly brownish. 3. Add in a little ginger shreds. Then…

“The Rice Killer”- Braised Pork Belly

I’ve cooked braised pork belly for many many many times. Seems that my husband will never get tired of it. Due to the dark rich sauce and juicy tender pork, this dish also has a nick name “the rice killer”. Because with this dish, you can have a lot rice. The secret  lies in sugar…

Homemade Pork Floss

Actually I didn’t know where floss can be used except bread until my husband told me he used to add floss in porridge. And the other day, when I was in a supermarket shopping for ingredients to stuff my fridge, I noticed that a box of 300g lean pork is s$3.5 while a small box…