made potatoes, carrots, onions with minced pork in nonya sauce for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 30.11.2018.^^
this my 76th 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.
for my last post on 9.11.2018, i wrote about the challenges of cooking one dish for 140pax senior residents, the selection of chicken , belly pork, zutchi fish fillet, and the recent 3 times (including today) using minced pork, and varying the dish.
the last 2 times i did minced pork with long beans and a bit of mala sauce, and minced pork with shallow fried egg plants. i think both will very good.
today i vary it a bit using other vegetables – carrots, potatoes and onions.
was debating if i should do my own sauce, basically oyster sauce based. but since i had a packet of nonya sauce i decided to just used it.
i woke up at the usual time 7am.
cutting 4 large carrots, 3 large onions, 5 potatoes total about 1.5kg took good part of 20mins, but it’s ok because cooking wouldn’t take long.
i fried the onions and carrots first to soften. after 5mins i added the potatoes. potatoes should take about 8mins to cook and i wanted them just right and not mashed.
i added the nonya sauce paste after frying the potatoes a bit, and mixed thoroughly. when potatoes were cooked, just pressed against the side of the pan – it should break..i dished the vegetables out and set aside.
then i fried the minced pork in the still oil wokpan. 4 packets about 1.5kg also. 🙂
added 1 heap tbsp of cornflour and 1 tbsp heap of oyster sauce and mixed thoroughly, so minced pork was smooth and not dry.
minced pork had to be fully cooked.
i then added back the nonya sauce vegetables and mixed thoroughly.
dish looked great!
the dish texture was good, both the minced pork and the vegetables..taste was ok but nonya sauce i felt not the best for the dish..
my own oyster sauce mix w/o premix sauce would be better 🙂
this my 3rd minced pork dish for TB..can’t think of other good variation, next round probably revert to chicken or belly pork.. 🙂