Vietnamese Chargrilled Pork Collar & Celery with Salted Fish – 20th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 30Sep2016

testimony by sam

testimony by sam

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

did a vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 30.9.2016. ^^

celery with salted fish

celery with salted fish

this my 20th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

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.

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

i cooked the celery & the pork collar separately.

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar & celery with salted fish

placed the celery in the aluminium tray. then topped with the pork collar.

celery

celery

i cooked the celery first.

celery shoots

celery shoots

separated the tender shoots from the outer stalks, washed & strained separately. 🙂

sliced ginger & salted fish

sliced ginger & salted fish

fried the sliced ginger & & salted fish first. added garlic fried till fragrant & not burnt.

the salted fish i used a cheap treadfin packet – S$2.80 for about 300g? i like the flavour. it is cheap but good.

celery with salted fish2

celery with salted fish

then added the celery stalks, fried & covered for few minutes, then added the tender shoots.

do not add water.

i tasted & decided to add some oyster sauce, about 1 heap tbsp.

i cooked 2 whole celery, so about almost 3kg, maybe 2.5kg, quite a bit anyway.

do not overcook. celery was tasty & crunchy. the tender shoots especially! ^^

marinated pork collar

marinated pork collar

i scalded & cut about 1.3kg pork collar, & marinated 48hrs in a 1 degC chiller compartment. 🙂

marinated pork collar

marinated pork collar

this a vietnamese chargrilled pork recipe.

this time i had 1.3kg NOT 300g, but this for older folks. i didn’t want it too salty or sweet, so adjusted the marinade a bit.

i marinated with-

  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 heap tbsp yuzu jam
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 4 chopped spring onions
  • 3 chopped shallots
  • 3 heap tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 cm chopped ginger
vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

there were too much pork not easy to chargrill & caramelise.

i separated into 2 lots, but still too much, so the first about 800g lot not much chargrilled.

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

the second lot was a bit smaller quantity, maybe just 500g, so it chargrilled better

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

vietnamese chargrilled pork collar

looking at the vietnamese chargrilled pork collar in my recipe, you can see it was a lot more browned & intense c/w this batch.

still i tasted both the pork & the celery.

both were very tasty, and confirmed by the volunteers & the residents at teban gardens. a very tasty dish! 🙂

testimony by sam

testimony by sam

today, teban gardens arranged for a testimony by sam (top photo also).

sam is afflicted with stage 4 cancer( that already metatasized & spreaded so he had multiple operations & also remove parts of the large intestines, stomach, bile), 2 heart attacks/4 stents & diabetes. he is currently on chemo but somehow doesn’t show.

i am not a christian but no harm to stay back & listen to his sharing. 🙂

testimony by sam

testimony by sam

his father was上官流雲, a very famous singer, actor, composer in the 40s, 50s.

it was inspiring listening to his story, the resilience of life, the love for life!

c.h.e.f andy

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