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Tau Eew Bak

Following up from my previous blog, so I made the “tau eew bak” last night. It turned out pretty well, I must say. Hehe. Though the meat could have been more tender, I thought. Maybe I didn’t boil it long enough. But it was still OK. And looks pretty good too. 😉

Here is a very brief recipe of the “tau eew bak”:

  • Cut the pork meat into cubes.
  • Chop the garlic into small pieces.
  • 1 hour before cooking, season the meat with soy sauce, dark soy sauce, pepper & chopped garlic. Mix them thoroughly & then let it season for an hour.
  • To cook, add some water to the seasoned meat. Pour them into a pot or wok. Heat it up & stir.
  • Sprinkle some sugar.
  • Close the lid to let the meat cook completely, maybe for about 15 – 20 mins. Stir occassionally.
  • You may also add “tau pok” and/or chinese mushrooms, according to your fancy.
  • Taste the sauce first before switching off the fire.
  • It’s ready when the meat is tender enough. Don’t cook too long, as the meat will shrink when overcooked.
Then, bon appetit! 😀

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Let’s Get Porky!

I can’t believe I’m actually blogging about this. Hahaha.

Well, after my morning swim today, I caught a glimpse of the uncle-on-bike that sells meat downstairs my apartment. So I quickly went down to catch him. I’ve seen him a few times before but he’s always here only in the morning. I was hoping to catch him last week to store up some food just in case the world shuts off if the rally went wrong. But I missed him & thank God the rally went right. 😉

So anyway, I went to him & noticed he only had pork today. To be honest, this was the first time I’m buying fresh porky from any uncle or auntie on bike, or even in the market. Normally I would buy them in supermarkets where everything is packed nicely with ENGLISH description, price tag & weight, etc. And the worst part is I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to buy from him. 😛

I must say, I haven’t felt so auntie for a long time now. Hehe. Coz I hardly do much grocery shopping these days. Anyway, then I saw him cutting some pork cubes for the auntie before me. So I did the easiest thing. I told him I wanted the same thing. 😛

Sensing that I’m not as ‘experienced’ as the other aunties, he told me that I could cook these pork cubes in curry or make ‘tau eew bak’. Ahh…excellent! So I told him I wanted 1/2 kg of it, which actually turned out to be quite a lot too. Then he went on to tell me how to cook the ‘tau eew bak’…he spoke really fast in Cantonese & I was trying my best to understand the ingredients…“hak yau, pak yau, suen miu”….oh gosh, and much less how to cook it. But he repeated his recipe a few times & I think should be OK lah. 😉 He also told me how to make another porky dish which I totally had no idea what it was! 😛

Then I also got the minced pork from him too.

Came back & re-packed them into 3 parts each so that I don’t need to defrost everything at one time. I haven’t been active in the kitchen for quite some time now, so I’m pretty excited about all the porkies in my freezer now. Hehe. Got some veges from the shop downstairs too. So I’m all ready to re-activate my kitchen soon and make my first ‘tau eew bak’. 😀

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