Friday, January 05, 2007

Mui Choy Pork Belly Stew

My dear friend B suggested to me to cook this dish cos' this dish can be kept frozen for a long time. Since it's a stew, the dish will become more tasty overtime. I searched through the internet as well as the websites that I frequent and finally came upon this blog called pablopabla. From the write up about Mui Choy pork in this blog and also the tips given by my friend B, I came up with this recipe. Here's sharing it with you....


1 packet (300 gm) sweet Mei Chai, soaked for an hour, washed and water wringed out and then shredded.
1 packet (300 gm) salted Mei Chai, processed same as above.
500 gm pork belly, skin removed and cut into small pieces after washing with salt.
2 whole garlic, chopped.
2 tbsp cooking oil.
3 cups warm water

Marinade the pork pieces with ....(for about an hour)
2 tbsp chinese wine
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar


Fry chopped garlic in 2 tbsp of hot oil till fragrant.

Add in the marinaded pork slices and fry for about 3 minutes.

Add in the 2 kinds of Mei Chai vegetables and mix well.

Add in the 3 cups of water or till the ingredients are just below water and let the ingredients simmer for about 2 hours, covered.

Do open the cover and stir the ingredients once in a while.

Once the ingredients have softened, you may want to adjust the taste with either sugar or salt or both to your liking.


rhei said...

Hey there!
The dish looks YUMMY!
I've always wanted to try it but thought processing the mei chai would be troublesome.
Got a question though... where can you buy the two types of mei chai...? I work like all morning through evening so the supermart's my best friend...

Chawanmushi said...

Hi rhei
I bought the two types of mei chai from the supermarkets ... Fairprice and Giant.They are from the dry goods section. I just washed them and soaked them for about an hour an then washed whatever dirt off. hth

rhei said...

Thank you so much!
Can't wait to try it out! :D