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Fried Pork Slices in Sweet & Sour Sauce (Guo Bao Rou)

Guo Bao Rou is a classic dish in Notheastern Chinese cuisine. I still remember when going out with my friends to have northeastern cuisine, we would definitely order this Guo Bao Rou.

1. Cut pork into medium slices.

2. Sprinkle salt and a little black pepper. Mix them well.

3. In a small bowl, add in 100g starch (better be potato starch). Then add in water higher than starch. Stir well. Then let it rest for 10-20 mins. Starch will stay in the bottom layer and water in the upper.


Pour the water out.

4. Prepare carrot shreds, scallion shreds, ginger, and minced garlic.


5. Heat some oil in a skillet. Dip pork slices in wet starch and then dry starch. Gently put them in the oil. Deep fry till the shell becomes hard and lightly golden brown.

6. Leave a little oil in the skillet. Heat again. Put all the ginger, garlic, carrot and scallion into skillet. Sauté a bit.

7. Add in 50 g white vinegar and 50 g sugar. Stir gently to let sugar dissolve.

8. When the sauce starts to condense, add fried pork slices into skillet. Keep stirring to let each slice be coated with sweet and sour sauce.

When sauce almost dry, turn off the stove.

Serve hot.

Fried Pork Slices in Sweet & Sour Sauce (Guo Bao Rou)

Guo Bao Rou is a classic dish in Notheastern Chinese cuisine. I still remember when going out with my friends to have northeastern cuisine, we would definitely order this Guo Bao Rou.

1. Cut pork into medium slices.

2. Sprinkle salt and a little black pepper. Mix them well.

3. In a small bowl, add in 100g starch (better be potato starch). Then add in water higher than starch. Stir well. Then let it rest for 10-20 mins. Starch will stay in the bottom layer and water in the upper.


Pour the water out.

4. Prepare carrot shreds, scallion shreds, ginger, and minced garlic.


5. Heat some oil in a skillet. Dip pork slices in wet starch and then dry starch. Gently put them in the oil. Deep fry till the shell becomes hard and lightly golden brown.

6. Leave a little oil in the skillet. Heat again. Put all the ginger, garlic, carrot and scallion into skillet. Sauté a bit.

7. Add in 50 g white vinegar and 50 g sugar. Stir gently to let sugar dissolve.

8. When the sauce starts to condense, add fried pork slices into skillet. Keep stirring to let each slice be coated with sweet and sour sauce.

When sauce almost dry, turn off the stove.

Serve hot.

Big Bone Pear Soup

It’s the first time for me to try this dish. It’s a very simple Soup. But if you want the soup to be more delicious, it will take more time to cook it.

First, pour enough water in a deep pot. Put big bone or ribs into it. 

Turn to high heat. When water boils, remove the foam floating on surface. 

Turn to low heat. Cover the pot with lid. Boil for at least half an hour. In Chinese cuisine, good soup is usually a bit time consuming. I let the bone boil in pot for around one hour. And the soup become milky white in color.

Then add in pear chunks. And boil for at least another half an hour. Sprinkle some salt before serving.


It just needs bone or ribs, pear, water and salt. So it’s a simple soup. But it turns out very delicious. Pear adds sweetness to it. My husband loves it.

Easy Braised Chicken With Shiitake 

This dish is actually similar to yellow chicken stew. Yellow chicken stew is really popular in China. I guess there are yellow chicken stew restaurants in every China’s city.

It’s a dish made mainly of chicken, shiitake and green bell pepper.

I cooked it in a relatively easy way.

1. Cut boneless chicken leg into medium pieces. You can use other chicken parts, but I don’t recommend chicken breast.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in chicken, stir fry till chicken gets a little golden brown on the edge.

3. Add in carrot and shiitake slices. Stir fry for a while.

4. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

5. Pour in enough water covers all ingredient. Cover the pan with lid and use low or medium heat.

6. Before the sauce in pan is almost dry. Put in bell pepper pieces, and turn to high heat.

7. Keep stir frying till sauce is dry.


It’s an ideal match for rice.

If you want it to be spicy, you could add a little dry red chili at first.

Moo Shu Pork (Fried Pork With Scrambled Eggs And Fungus)


I think many people are very familiar with this Chinese dish. The first time I saw this dish’s name on the menu, I was surprised. Because its Chinese name is “木须肉”( mu Xu Rou), while “mu” means wood, ” Xu”means beard. I was like what kind of dish is that! 🙂

But it turned out to be a delicious dish with pork, egg, carrot, black fungus and cucumber. 

It’s not a difficult dish to cook.

Ingredients:

Pork ( cut into pieces, marinate with a little salt, light soy sauce, and starch for 10 or 15 minutes)

Eggs (2 or 3)

Black fungus ( if you use dry ones, please soak them in water for several minutes. Please note that black fungus soaked in water for a long time could be poisonous, so just several minutes is fine. Romove their bottoms, and tear them into small pieces with hands)

Carrot ( chopped into pieces)

Chopped Celery ( because I didnt have cucumber, so I use celery instead. Cucumber would be better. )

Oil, salt, starch, water, sugar, chopped garlic (optional)

1. Make omelet. Take the omelet out once they solidify.


2. Heat a little more oil in the pan. Put the marinated pork slices in. Stir fry till they get brown and take out.

3. If there is no oil in the pan, add in a little. Put in the garlic, then carrot. Stir fry for around 2 minutes, then add in celery (or cucumber ). Stir fry for another minute or two. 

4. Put in pork and black fungus. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

5. Add in salt, light soy sauce and sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6. Put into the omelet. Stir evenly with the other ingredients.

7. At last pour in a little starchy water and quick stir fry for a minute.


Ready to serve.