Steamed Minced Pork with Light Soy Sauce 蒸肉饼 on 7Mar2017

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 7mar2017

so we had a most wonderful time together in hong kong 20-24.2.2017, 4 of us OPS primary school buddies.

& one meal that we enjoyed most was at minsheng daipaidong 民声冰室 on 23.2.2017.

one among several great dishes was a very simple (& simply delicious) salted egg steamed minced pork 咸蛋蒸肉饼 (the 2 photos above).

so that is one dish i want to make when i am back home.

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 7mar2017

the key to this simple to prepare dish are (1) the light soy sauce (2) the minced pork.

i have very good light soy sauce, very “pang” fragrant like minsheng daipaidong 民声冰室.

for the minced pork, i chopped a frozen belly pork on 2.3.2017 & used a fresh ready packet minced pork on 7.3.2017.

the preparation/recipe was simple-

  1. chop chilli, scallions (& some yellow onions – optional, i didn’t add) & mixed with 300g minced pork. i put the scallion on one side as one friend does not eat scallions.
  2. add 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil & 1tbsp corn flour to minced pork & mix well
  3. make a depression on the minced pork(as in photo above) to hold the egg yolk. my opinion is the salted egg contribute little to the dish. so i replaced with fresh egg which is healthier but also contributed little to the dish except a nice volcano presentation, and i always like the silky egg yolk, no effort so no harm to have it.
  4. add 1 to 1.5 tbsp (to taste) light soy sauce & 1 tbsp olive oil & steam minced pork for about 12mins.
  5. 1 min before completion, crack one egg, drop the egg white in the plate by the side of the minced pork, and the egg yoke on the depression to receive the egg yoke.
  6. garnish with coriander.

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 7mar2017

my friends commented during a 8pax dinner on 7.3.2017 that the dish was almost the standard of minsheng daipaidong 民声冰室.

i think the light soy sauce was almost as good, the ready minced pork not as good texture, & even taste???

 

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 2mar2017

earlier i experimented the dish. there was no minced pork in the fridge, so i hand-chopped a defrosted belly pork. i think the hand-chopped frozen pork was better actually.

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 2mar2017

hand-chopped has a rougher, uneven texture which i like better, and somehow even though it was a frozen meat, it actually went very well with the marinade.

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 2mar2017

anyhow this was really easy to do, and a true comfort food that is most endearing & yet so easy to prepare.

steamed minced pork in light soy sauce 2mar2017

we all enjoyed all the dinner dishes including this minced pork dish at our 8pax dinner on 7.3.2017. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 300g minced pork
  • 2-2.5 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. chop chilli, scallions (& some yellow onions – optional) & mix with 300g minced pork.
  2. add 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil & 1tbsp corn flour to minced pork & mix well.
  3. make a depression on the minced pork to hold the egg yolk.
  4. add 1 to 1.5 tbsp (to taste) light soy sauce & 1 tbsp olive oil & steam mince pork for about 12mins.
  5. 1 min before completion, crack one egg, drop the egg white in the plate by the side of the minced pork, and the egg yoke on the depression to receive the egg yoke.
  6. garnish with coriander.

 

Diced Pork Cubes with Vegetables – 31st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 10Mar2017

diced pork cubes with veg

i did diced pork cubes with veg for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 10.3.2017. ^^

this my 31st 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.

diced pork cubes steamed

the residents now attending friday breakfast consistently 100 or more.

the options for my dish are usually chicken, fish & pork. for the older folks here, i choose meats that are without bones – ie for fish only fillet, for chicken i debone it & for for pork i usually do belly pork or pork collar. they are more tasty but a bit more fatty so unhealthy. this time i tried pork cubes, which are leaner.

i got 2 packets of diced pork cubes from sheng shiong the evening before.

diced pork cubes

cleaned with salt then scalded with boiling water to remove scum & kept in colander in fridge overnight to dry a bit.

diced pork cubes

got up early this morning to prepare the marinade for steaming = 1tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp (or 1 heap tbsp) corn flour. corn flour important to make meat smooth.

put in steam oven (or ordinary steamer) for 1.5hrs.

this the same sauce recipe i used to make steamed pork ribs which are dimsum restaurant standard.

maybe i will do steamed pork ribs (soft bone should be ok) next round?

fried potatoes, carrots, onions

for the vegetables, i fried carrots & yellow onions (2 medium carrots, 1 large yellow onion) with chopped garlic & 1 cut chilli padi in 2 tbsp oil, few minutes then covered for about 15mins on low fire, to soften the carrots. taste to get the right texture.

fried potatoes, carrots, onions

then i added potatoes (3 cut potatoes), covered & cooked for another 10mins.

i added the sauce from the steamed diced pork, so no need to add any salt or fish sauce etc to the veg.

potatoes are just cooked when it breaks when pressed against the side of the wokpan, or using a chopstick or fork or spoon to break it. get the texture just right, not mushy.

diced pork cubes with veg

i added back the steamed diced pork cubes, mixed well & covered for a few mins.

diced pork cubes with veg

& basically, that’s done liao.

diced pork cubes with veg

so now just to plate the dish in the aluminium container.

diced pork cubes with veg

the staff & volunteers all liked the dish, and it seems the residents too. ^^

c.h.e.f andy