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…

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…