PORK


ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH CRACKLINGS
Another thing I wanted to check off the to-cook-list. And finally I got to check it off. I’ve done this roast pork belly with cracklings for handful times and failed that many times too !! The most desirable thing to me (and many others) when it comes to roasted pork […]

ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH CRACKLINGS


PULLED PORK WITH BLACK PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE AND GREEN ONION SLAW 3
It is hard for me to walk away from pulled pork. Not only they taste good, but they are pretty versatile. You can use pulled pork on burgers, wraps, rice (yes…we can make everything work with rice), and of course noodles too, and any other starches you like! Summer is […]

PULLED PORK WITH BLACK PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE AND GREEN ONION ...


POACHED PORK BELLY WITH SPICY GARLIC SAUCE 2
I’m a big fan of Szechuan cuisine (read: spicy). Though not all of their food are spicy, but some of them are and those agree well with us. “Suan Ni Bai Rou” or loosely translated into “white meat with garlic paste” is one of my favorite of Szechuan’s. It was […]

POACHED PORK BELLY WITH SPICY GARLIC SAUCE



CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK 2
Never in million years I thought I could make my own char siu or known as Chinese barbecued pork at home. I thought it was complicated and with the oven we have at home, I didn’t know how it’s gonna turn out. Well, it turned out delicious. Char siu is […]

CHAR SIU / CHINESE BARBECUED PORK


CROCK POT PORK RIBS 2
I love cooking with slow cooker/crock pot. I mean..why wouldn’t I ? The crock pot does the work and you wake up with a dish ready for you. What is not to love about that ! When I made this crock pot pork ribs, the next morning, my father-in-law said […]

SLOW-COOKED PORK RIBS


korean gamjatang
I know it’s not winter anymore, but I can have soup or stew anytime of the year. I often stocked up on pork neck bones and make some stock from them. We often have one noodle soup dish throughout the week. So one weekend my husband was telling me about […]

KOREAN PORK BONE SOUP / GAMJATANG



PORK CHOPS WITH MUSHROOMS, ZUCCHINI, AND YOGURT-MINT SAUCE
Every now and then I can use some pork chops on our menu. In the past I often overcooked the pork chops. So tough and you can hit someone on the head with it and resulted in some injury (not a good thing!). So, now I tried to sear (I […]

PORK CHOPS WITH MUSHROOMS, ZUCCHINI, AND YOGURT-MINT SAUCE


STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE
I have to admit that it does get a little hot to cook at the kitchen lately. I consider Minnesota’s summer as a “mild” one compare to that in Oklahoma, but still, the temperature inside the house rises quickly as soon as I do some cooking. But, I still need […]

STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE


PORK VINDALOO
Vindaloo is one of my favorite from Indian cuisine. Vindaloo is influenced by the Portuguese during their colonialism in the Goa region, located along the West coast of India. Sometimes also known as Goan Vindaloo. Vindaloo can be made with pork, lamb, seafood, and chicken. Vindaloo is characterized by its […]

PORK VINDALOO



KHAU YUK / TWICE-COOKED PORK BELLY
This is another sinful affair that I had when I was home. Mom whipped up this wonderful twice-cooked pork belly or in one of the chinese dialects, called Khau Yuk. The meat is deep-fried and then double-boiled to fork tender. We will have this every year for Chinese new year […]

KHAU YUK / TWICE-COOKED PORK BELLY


HAINANESE PORK CHOP 2
I’m not so much of a pork chop person in general, however, I have a thing for Hainanese pork chop, something comforting about it. It is quite a famous hawker delight that most Southeast Asian people really enjoy eating. The pork chop is crispy and tender (oh..remind me of the […]

HAINANESE PORK CHOP


BRAISED PORK WITH COCONUT JUICE
There are plenty of Asian-style braised pork recipes out there and I can probably say that most of them are dark-brown in color. That color is usually contributed by the soy sauce used in the recipe and/or from browning the meat. The dish usually tastes sweet and savory and often […]

BRAISED PORK WITH COCONUT JUICE



PORK WITH LEMONGRASS SOUP
I grew up with the flavor of lemongrass in food. My favorite dish that my mom used to make is the shrimp with lemongrass. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. My dad used lemongrass as natural “scent” in the car. It worked. It smelled so fresh and lemony. […]

PORK WITH LEMONGRASS SOUP


FARMHOUSE STIR-FRIED PORK WITH GREEN PEPPERS/ 農 家 炒 肉
This delicious stir-fried pork with green peppers are very easy to make and you can definitely pull this off in no time. The bell peppers are very flavorful when you stir-fry them, just like when you roast or grill them. It’s a good complement to meat dishes I think. I […]

STIR-FRIED PORK WITH GREEN PEPPERS


BHUTANESE PORK WITH RADISH STEW
The Chinese radish is my favorite ingredient when it comes to soup or stew type of dishes. Also known as daikon, this pale-looking tuber is not as pale as it seems. The most popular usage of daikon in Asia is in stock preparation, soup/ stew, hotpot, and daikon cake. I […]

BHUTANESE PORK WITH RADISH STEW



FISH-FRAGRANT PORK
I’ve seen this “fish-fragrant” description on the Szechuan restaurant’s menu we often go to and never knew what the whole dish was all about. So, we decided to give it a try and really liked it. After a success in trying to “mimic” the Szechuan Piao Xiang Chili Fish fillet […]

FISH-FRAGRANT PORK / 魚 香 肉 絲


MOM'S MEAT ROLLS / BAK KIEN
This mom’s meat rolls recipe is truly one of the recipes that I’m glad my mom passed on to me. It is my mom’s classic meat rolls and I grew up eating this and in our hometown, we called this bak kien or chun kien in Hokkian dialect ( one […]

MOM’S MEAT ROLLS


TWICE-COOKED PORK / 回鍋肉
We love Szechuan food so much and it didn’t make sense if I didn’t make this very popular Szechuan dish – twice-cooked pork. I personally always find the red-looking dishes very addictive. The utilization of dried chilis and Sichuan peppercorns set Sichuanese food different with other Chinese food. I always […]

TWICE-COOKED PORK



BRAISED PORK BELLY FOR RAMEN NOODLES
I have prepared braised pork belly before using my mom’s recipe. That was such a great Chinese-style pork belly recipe and a great treat. It’s always my favorite. This braised pork belly recipe from Takashi’s noodle by Takashi Yagihashi and Harris Salat is a classic topping for shoyu ramen noodles. […]

BRAISED PORK BELLY FOR RAMEN NOODLES


SWEET VINEGAR PORK RIBS 4
Sweet vinegar pork ribs is one of my favorite home-style dish. Something that I would eat every now and then. Honestly, it’s not the healthiest thing ever, but I like to splurge every once in a while. I love the tangy and sweet taste of the sauce coating the deep-fried […]

SWEET VINEGAR PORK RIBS


BRAISED PORK RIBS WITH BEAN PASTE
Braised pork ribs with bean paste is a popular recipe in Asian kitchen. The ribs are marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil and cilantro and then braised in fermented soy bean paste or we call it tau cheo in Hokkian dialect. This dish has always been my favorite and I […]

BRAISED PORK RIBS WITH BEAN PASTE



GANG ASAM/ BRAISED RIB OF BEEF FROM SAMARINDA
Samarinda is the capital city of the East Kalimantan located in the island of Borneo in Indonesia. I’ve never been there myself. Thinking about it, I’ve never been to many of the wonderful islands in Indonesia (it’s a shame I know!). I will make that happen though ! This particular […]

GANG ASAM/ BRAISED RIBS FROM SAMARINDA


KATSUDON
In Everyday Harumi cookbook by Harumi Kurihara, she shared that the word katsudon comes from katsudon, a deep-fried pork steak, and donburi, the word for a bowl of rice with an added ingredient on top. A typical katsudon is a bowl of hot rice with a tonkatsu steak on top […]

KATSUDON


pork
According to wikipedia, tonkatsu or pork cutlet, invented in the late 19th century, is a popular dish in Japan. It consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet one to two centimeters thick and sliced into bite-sized pieces, generally served with shredded cabbage and/or miso soup. Either a pork fillet or […]

TONKATSU



CHA QUE/ VIETNAMESE BAKED CINNAMON PATE
Another one of the must-made Vietnamese dish to me is banh mi or Vietnamese sandwich. This cha que/ Vietnamese baked cinnamon pate recipe I shared here was particularly made to go with the banh mi. Cha que is smooth in texture and goes very well with noodle or rice dishes, […]

CHA QUE/ VIETNAMESE BAKED CINNAMON PATE


LISU GRILLED SPICE-RUBBED PORK
This Lisu spice-rubbed roast pork is another recipe I tried from Beyond The Great Wall cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. They shared that Lisu is a cultural groups who live in the mountains of southwestern Yunnan province, high above the valleys of the Mekong and Salween Rivers. They […]

LISU GRILLED SPICE-RUBBED PORK


DELECTABLE DEEP-FRIED PORK
This delectable deep-fried pork recipe from Beyond The Great Wall cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid is a dish served in the town of Chong’an at Guizhou, China at funeral ceremony. The Chinese funeral ritual also included offerings of whole roasted pigs and many other food. The food is […]

DELECTABLE DEEP-FRIED PORK



CABBAGE MEATBALLS
Asian cooking incorporates quite a fair bit of steaming in the process. From vegetables to cooking meat. Steaming is obviously a healthier way of cooking. But just because it is healthy, it doesn’t mean it taste like cardboard. This is a healthy yet tasty recipe for meatballs. The steamed giant […]

CABBAGE MEATBALLS


PORK CHOPS AND SAUERKRAUT/ SCHWEINEKOTELETTE UND SAUERKRAUT
When someone mentions Sauerkraut, I immediately think of European cooking, especially German or Polish. Sauerkraut is a sour cabbage. It has a long shelf-life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage. It is […]

PORK CHOPS AND SAUERKRAUT/ SCHWEINEKOTELETTE UND SAUERKRAUT


SHREDDED PORK AND BEEF WITH CHIPOTLE AND TOMATES VERDES
Wow…look at that title. Almost make it into a paragraph This dish actually has three different type of meats: Pork, Beef and Chorizo. Chorizo was also something new to me. Well, not exactly new-new. I don’t know if I’ve said it before or not, Food Network is pretty much the […]

SHREDDED PORK AND BEEF WITH CHIPOTLE AND TOMATES VERDES/ TINGA ...



PORK ROAST STUFFED WITH CHILES CHIPOTES
Pork Roast Stuffed with Chiles Chipotles is a classic dish of Mexican that is pretty similar to the one in Catalonia in Northeastern Spain. The Mexican version is flavored by the picante flavor of chile chipotle. I have heard of chile chipotle so much, but I’ve never cooked with one. […]

PORK ROAST STUFFED WITH CHILES CHIPOTLES/ LOMO DE CERD MECHADO ...


FRIED STEWED COUNTRY SPARERIBS/ ZHA LI ROU
According to Ken Hom in his Taste of China cookbook, one of the most cultured periods of Chinese history, and of Chinese cuisine, was that of the Southern Song Dynasty (1126-1279). The Imperial Court gave banquets with hundreds of dishes. Among them were delights such as hearty spareribs, marinated with […]

FRIED STEWED COUNTRY SPARERIBS/ ZHA LI ROU


CHENGDU WONTONS
I learned of Chengdu Wontons from our favorite Szechuan/Sichuan restaurant Grand Szechuan in Bloomington. It is name as Chengdu wontons mainly because of where this wontons originated from, Chengdu, the capital of Szechuan province in China. We had never ordered it before and we went there pretty often and decided […]

CHENGDU WONTONS



STIR-FRIED PORK WITH FRESH CORIANDER
Coriander leaves or often called Cilantro, is one of the herbs that is always in our fridge. It is almost compulsory to have it if you are going to fix some Asian dishes. I actually see more and more Coriander leave/Cilantro being used in Western cooking as well, especially in […]

STIR-FRIED PORK WITH FRESH CORIANDER


BRAISED PORK WITH DEHYDRATED COLE
My grandma made a very good braised pork with dehydrated cole ( Buey Chay in Hokkian) When I was at the Asian grocery store the other day, I saw a package of dehydrated cole. I haven’t had this dish for such a long long time. I knew immediately that I […]

BRAISED PORK WITH DEHYDRATED COLE


STEAMED PORK BELLY WITH SALTED MACKEREL
Steamed pork belly with salted fish is my mom’s classic recipe that I grew up with. Absolutely love it. The thought of salted fish may not be appetizing to most people. However, this dish is my all big time favorite. I let hubby tried it and he, too, loves this […]

STEAMED PORK BELLY WITH SALTED MACKEREL



PORK WITH SEA CUCUMBER AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY
Chinese New Year falls on February 3 this year. Chinese New Year (CNY) is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is known also as Spring Festival, the literal translation of the Chinese name 春节 (Chun Jie). Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant […]

PORK WITH SEA CUCUMBER AND MUSHROOM STIR-FRY


BRAISED PORK BELLY
My mom made braised pork belly with some potatoes and boiled eggs today. Yumm! I haven’t had it for a while and this is quite a treat. The thought of using pork belly for cooking can be quite daunting, especially if you are watching your waist line and pretty health […]

BRAISED PORK BELLY


DENDENG DAGING BABI / PORK JERKY
Dendeng means Jerky in Indonesian Language. The meat is pan-fried with its marinating juices until it’s dried up and then some oil is added to refried it. I got this wonderful dendeng recipe from my mom’s friend. It goes well with rice or just eating it for fun. Print DENDENG […]

DENDENG DAGING BABI / PORK JERKY