Pork Recipes

Braised Pork Belly and Eggs in Soya Sauce

Taste the heartwarming goodness of Chinese comfort food with this simple dish of pork belly slices and whole-cooked eggs braised in flavoured soya sauce. This deliciously tender pork is best enjoyed spooned over steamed rice, drizzled over with its sauce, or with piping hot porridge, and as meat stuffing for plain […]

Steamed Bitter Gourd Stuffed with Minced Pork

When it comes to food, the Chinese believe the bitterer, the better. When it comes to edible greens, I think no other vegetable can outdo the bitter gourd in epitomising this underlying food principle. Thankfully, the great thing about Chinese cooking is that even the least favoured foods, taste wise, […]

Fragrant Yam Rice – Easy Rice Cooker Method

Fluffy, fragrant, flavourful, healthy and nutritious Chinese-style yam rice makes the perfect one-dish meal and is a delicious staple to accompany your favourite mains and sides. Rice is such a staple in Chinese and Asian cuisines in general, it’s no surprise that there are infinite ways to enjoy this humble […]

Assam Pork Curry

An easy, quick recipe for assam pork curry, prepared with sliced marbled pork or pork belly, curry spice, chilli paste, lemon grass, fresh curry leaves, and generous amount of coconut milk. Source (with adaptation): ‘Quick & Easy Hawker’s Fare’ by Chef Alan Koh. I have Peranakan roots somewhere in my […]

Steamed Eggs with Spicy Bean Paste Sauce

A classic Chinese dish of perfectly steamed eggs with a spicy bean paste sauce to top it off, including tips on how to get that silky smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture of steamed eggs. A dish of perfectly prepared steamed eggs has a gloriously smooth, silky soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. I could eat a whole […]

Steamed Minced Pork with Water Chestnut

A simple, healthy Chinese home recipe for steamed minced pork and water chestnut that is quick and easy to prepare. Ask any Chinese person you know if he or she enjoys steamed minced pork patties and you’ll probably be answered with a resounding ‘Yes!’. This is classic Chinese comfort food at its […]

Steamed Pork Ribs with Salted Black Beans

A classic dim sum savoury dish that can be prepared easily in your home, enjoy a steamy hot dish of pork ribs flavoured with salted or fermented black beans, garlic, ginger, chilli, Chinese wine, oyster and light soy sauces. Having dim sum during the 70’s when I was growing up, […]

Sweet and Sour Pork

This Chinese popular dish of sweet and sour pork is a keeper! Twice-fried, batter-coated pork ensures crispy pork nuggets, and this zesty, tangy, sweet and sour sauce made from scratch tastes just like those served at  restaurants and is one of the best you’ll ever make! No other dish has […]

Pork with Coloured Peppers

Easy and quick stir-fried pork with peppers recipe, Chinese style! The pork is fried twice to remove excess moisture, giving it a tender, yet chewy texture. Stir-fried pork with peppers is an absolutely flavourful stir-fry that goes well with plain, steamed jasmine rice. It is one of my family favourites and really […]

Pork in Tamarind Sauce (Babi Assam)

This pork in tamarind sauce recipe belonged to the late Mrs Leong Yee Soo, who is described in the foreword to her cookbook ‘The Best of Singapore Cooking’, as having “represented the last bastion of Peranakan cooks, whose attention to detail are legendary and for whom cooking skills are developed […]

Steamed Eggs with Minced Meat

A quick and easy recipe for steamed eggs with minced meat – a classic Chinese egg dish made flavourful by using a combination of chicken eggs, century egg, salted duck egg and minced meat. Steamed eggs with minced meat is a simple, classic Chinese egg dish made flavourful by using […]