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.
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.
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.
cleaned with salt then scalded with boiling water to remove scum & kept in colander in fridge overnight to dry a bit.
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?
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.
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.
i added back the steamed diced pork cubes, mixed well & covered for a few mins.
& basically, that’s done liao.
so now just to plate the dish in the aluminium container.
the staff & volunteers all liked the dish, and it seems the residents too. ^^