made minced pork with vegetables for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 31.8.2018.^^
this my 70th friday breakfast community meal dish 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.
thought of trying something new from chicken, sutchi fillet & belly pork dishes which i usually made.
wanted to try a 鱼香茄子煲minced pork with egg plant dishes. of course can’t do a claypot for 140pax. egg plant requires deep-frying which i hate so i plan to do shallow fry, and then add long beans which is a very tasty vegetable dish to make up the volume.
for this morning i added about 1.1kg of minced pork which was enough.
dish was passable & tasty enough though i thought it may not be as good as my regular dishes. MH whatsapped me to say “thank you so much for your wonderful dish , they enjoyed it very much”.
it’s hard to say really, so just play by ear & listen to the TG residents what dishes they prefer. 🙂
i usually wake up at 7am to prepare the dish.
so the evening before, i cut the long beans first washed & drained dry in fridge.
i cut the egg plants this morning, not enough time to drain dry, added cornflour then shallow fry in 4tbsp oil in 2 batches..
then i removed the egg plants & fried the long beans with oysters sauce, and covered 15mins to soften & cook long beans.
then i fried 3 cut chili padi & whole bulb of minced garlic & 2 slices of salted fish, removed bones & minced with knife, till fragrant.
then added the 1.1kg minced pork & 1tbsp heap cornflour made sure pork was fully cooked.
then i added back the egg plants & long beans, and added more oyster sauce to taste.
i tasted the dish, it was “pang” fragrant, and quite good taste.
and as TG staff & volunteers said, when i removed the aluminium cover, can smell the dish was “pang”.
so overall a fairly ok dish…will wait for more feedback whether to keep this dish to alternate with the other chicken, fish, belly pork dishes…
may also try egg onion minced pork dish which is doable…steamed minced pork difficult for me to do in large quantity…