made 回锅肉 mala belly pork with vegetables for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 29.3.2019.^^
this my 88th 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 回锅肉, i salted belly pork for 3hrs and boiled 1.5hrs the evening before and stored the cooked pork in double ziploc bag in the chiller overnight.
this way i can cut the belly pork nicely and cleanly this morning. you can feel the pork is tender when you are cutting it. 🙂
i cooked the carrots, onions and potatoes. added 2 tbsp of oyster sauce.
carrots had to be cooked first for 10mins, then added the potatoes, covered, add water if need, and cooked for another 10mins so potatoes were just cooked.
added the sliced belly pork.
then added 1 heap tbsp mala chilli oil and the dish is done.
mala as i always say, is not just about spicy or numb. most importantly it is the fragrance, makes the dish really flavourful and tasty.