this my 12th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre (CSC).
the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.
not sure what i was going to cook for teban gardens community meal today on 27.5.2016.
last evening about 8pm, went out to do some errands. dropped by sheng shiong.
bought 4 packets of sweet peas & 4 packets of baby corn. & bought 1.2kg of frozen skinless pork belly.
at about 12am-
- scalded the belly to remove scum
- prepared a simple tasty marinade (4tbsp shaoxing wine, 2 tbsp mirin, 1 tbsp flat salt, 1 tbsp heap sugar)
- fry 1.5 cinnamon stick, 4 star anise, 2 tsp chopped garlic in little oil in wok to bring out the flavours, then empty marinade into wok to heat a bit to help dissolve sugar
- after that placed cleaned pork with marinade in over dish iin 95degC oven for 4.5hrs.
in the morning, i fried the sweet peas with sliced ginger, cut chilli padi & 2 tsp chopped garlic, then added baby corn, added 2tbsp oyster sauce, some fish sauce, tested texture & taste & set aside.
then i cut the tender still firm texture belly pork & fried in some butter over high heat, then added back the sweet peas & baby corn.
& that’s it!
sweet peas & baby corns always very sweet & tasty, & the belly pork was flavourful very tender yet firm to the bite & not falling apart. the residents & also the centre staff who tried all liked it. 🙂