Boiling…

This is another simple dish that my mum used to cook during my growing up years and I really liked it a lot…

Salted boiled pork

It was one of those dishes where whenever there was any left over from lunch and kept for dinner, when evening fell and it was time to sit down and eat, there would not be very much left. Don’t look at me! I’m innocent, I swear!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!

Nothing can be easier to cook than this, take my word for it! All you have to do is to put the slabs of pork in some water in a pot…

Salted boiled pork 1

…and bring it to boil. Let it simmer for as long as you can, say, around half an hour, at least, to make sure that it is cooked inside.

Pour the water into another pot…

Salted boiled pork 2

You can save that stock for soup or to cook with vegetables or whatever else.

Add around half a teaspoon of salt to the meat and sprinkle a pinch of msg all over it. You may add more, if you do not mind those things – lately, I’ve been cutting down on them so I just put a bit of each. Cover the pot and shake vigorously to mix the meat with the seasonings added…

Salted boiled pork 3

Keep the pot covered and let it stand till it is time to sit down and eat. The heat in the pot will enable the salt and the msg to seep into meat to enhance its taste. You may shake it again once or twice, if you wish.

Going back to the the stock, add some water to it to dilute it a little and bring it back to boil. Add a pinch of salt and msg to it and garnish with chopped spring onions and fried sliced shallots…

Salted boiled pork 4

…and serve it as soup.

Cut the meat into thin slices…

Salted boiled pork 5

…and serve.

Well, there is salt added and also a bit of msg but at least, there is no frying involved, no added oil and the best part, of course, would be the fact that it is so very easy to cook…and yet so delicious to eat!

P.S.
DIJAMIN SAMPAI HARI ESOK (Guaranteed to arrive the next day)…and true to their tagline/slogan, I received these from Twilight Man yesterday…

From TM

Thank you so much for all the goodies from Japan. I’ve yet to cook and try the noodles…and I guess the mask is for my missus – I don’t think it will be of any help at all in my case…hehehehehe…and what’s the red ribbon for, by the way? Ah yes!!! And thanks also for the magazine – now, now…don’t anybody ask what magazine that was. See! See! You can see the pictures of all the food in my photo. Right, Twilight Man? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

He sent the stuff the day before and with the consignment number that he gave me via his comment on my post that same day, I was able to go online to track and trace. As soon as I saw that it had reached the Sibu office at around 2 something yesterday afternoon, I went over to claim it – no problem at all! Actually, the delivery van was about to leave when I got there and they would have sent it to my doorstep later in the day had I not caught them in time. As far as our side is concerned, I dare say that we have no problem at all with the mail delivery – maybe they are more efficient, maybe there isn’t that much mail for them to cope with, maybe Sibu is a very small town so it is easy to get around…but unless the mail is held back there (due to flight delays, cancellations and what not – the excuses they may give), once it gets here, it will be delivered promptly.

And thank you also, Twilight Man, for the lovely postcard. It also arrived yesterday – while I was out at the Sibu POSLAJU office. What a coincidence!

26 thoughts on “Boiling…

  1. Why don’t you use the mask? I apply facial mask once a month too :P

    You do? No wonder your facial skin is as smooth and supple as a baby’s backside. Muahahahahahaha!!!! That’s how they always put it, right? :D

  2. Ooh. It looks delicious and easy to cook thanks for the recipe. Usually what my mum do is just rub some salt all over meat and steam them. Then slice and you eat with soy sauce dipping.

    It’s nice just to boil, even…and eat, dipped in soy sauce with cut chili…or with sambal belacan.

  3. Isn’t it fun remember childhood favourites. I cannot reproduce though ever to taste just like my mum’s.

    Mum’s always the best. I think the meat then was different, nicer…and people then used VeTsin powder, not the crystals that we have these days.

  4. Ooohhh, “kam ngam” !! *monkey dance* My mum also makes this all the time, especially when we go back to her place for dinner.. My favourite.. We call it “chue zhang” (pork slab).. She would boil the slab in the soup, take it out, cut into pieces like yours, then serve with cili padi+soy sauce.. Can have two plates of rice with just the meat and cili padi..

    Now, now…control yourself!!! LOL!!! :D

  5. Eh the pork add into the ramen SUper sedap lah.

    Last night I baru cooked the ramen…added chicken ham…fulamak…delicious….
    Thanks @TM :)

    Ok, will wait till my girl comes home – dunno enough to go round or not. If not, just let her eat and enjoy. Papa sayang bah…

  6. Oh yes, my mum used to do in this way. My childhood favourite and till now I still love it this way. Easy, simple & delicious. Hmm, received goodies again. How blessed you are, Arthur. Enjoy your long weekends.

    Yes, you too. Daughter’s coming home this afternoon and Monday is off as well, so nice! :) Yes, I am truly blessed, all the kind and generous friends all over. Ahhh…mum’s recipe, the favourite of many! ;)

  7. Waiting for you to post the ramen sent by TM after you have cook it, hehe…

    Wait lah, wait long long time. I have scheduled posts right up till the end of the month. That is why I use postscripts (P.S.) for “urgent matters”.

  8. Aiyo ! So fat ! I guess the meat can ‘dance’ when you pick it up on your chopstick ! Lol

    Be like my missus. Peel patiently and leave all the fat behind. ;) But looking at you, not so thin also leh despite everything…almost like me. Muahahahahaha!!!

  9. Oooo that sounds really simple!

    It is. These old school recipes are all very easy. Maybe the mums at the time had to do all the chores in the house and everything, could not be spending that much time cooking…and we only had special more-tedious-to-prepare dishes on special days. All very nice though.

  10. wow, loots for the Food Mayor of Sibu from Japan!! aiyoh, how nice and so sweet of Twilight Man even though you said “No thank you” to him, he still insisted to send something to you, hehe!! i can see the ramen from Hakata Nagahama, fuyoh, looks so nice but not the best you had, and surely not as great as the kampua noodles eih?? kekekeke :p

    Never eat ramen outside at those Japanese places – always nice but the price is always nicer. I can live without…but this is special mah! Given by a special friend, sure will taste really really special one. ;) So very nice of him to send something all the way – the postal charges are really killing…but once in a long while, ok lah. After all, it’s only money…and what’s that between friends, right? Wink! Wink! :D

  11. Oh yea, my mom cooks this too. If we can’t finish it, the next day she will stir fry the meat with soy sauce and caramel and some sugar to thicken the sauce.

    Hmmm…so far, in my case, no question of cannot finish one…which explains my shape and size. Leftovers not so nice mah, and it’s a sin to waste. Hehehehehe!!!!

  12. Alrite…those pork slices..I would love to eat with the sambal belacan! hehe…
    Wow…that’s a lot of gifts… :-)

    Yes, all the way from Japan. ;) Yup…goes so well with sambal belacan. Slurpssss!!!!!

  13. I am glad that it has arrived safely but not to your door! This is the first time I hear someone restless actually went to collect from post office. If we do it here, the post master will shoo us away. Well, you are the Sibu Mayor, so they have to obey lah.
    The boiled pork should be boiled inside the ramen instead and that would be heavenly nice!

    The masks are for you! Your missus and daughter have perfect skin at the moment. Just put them in the fridge and chill before placing them over your face & take a nap! After 15 minutes, it would have dried up and your face will be uplifted and younger by 10 years!!! When you use 2 pieces, then you would be 20 years younger lah! This one is the latest from KOSE using the best ingredients. They printed outside 10 times more effective! Just look at me! Ahem!

    Aiyor!!!! How many pieces did you send me. Half a dozen? In the end, I will look like a baby…so cute! Muahahahahaha!!!!! :D You kah? Maybe you’ll need one dozen. ROTFL!!!!

    Ya, Sibu, small town mah…everybody is so nice one…like me! Ok, will see how I’ll cook the ramen when my girl comes home – specially for her. She loves Japanese!

  14. What happened to my comments??

    Ok, I’ve retrieved them now. Dunno why they all went to spam. Somebody else’s too just now. Akismet is very busy today…. Hehehehehe!!!!!

  15. Hah! Hah! When I saw the mask, I was imagining you using it :D So, this pork is boiled just like that, seasoned and sliced. So simple! I think it would go well with the sambal belacan.

    I would look like a very fat Phantom of the Opera, no? Muahahahaha!!!!! :D Yes, so easy to cook – great with soy sauce & cut chilies too.They say they eat with the sauce of those fermented tiny crabs, very nice…but I’m allergic to that. Will itch badly. :(

  16. my mami tried to cook this before but she let the pork simmered too long until the meat was so hard and rough :(

    Oh? Maybe it’s the meat – have to ask the butcher which part is nicer, not so hard. Usually pork belly meat is good but it is too hard. Ribs would be better.

  17. Seeing the boiled meat reminded me of what my mom used to do too.. buy a bigger slab and put it in the soup.. but before we put in, we normally boil it in hot water… to take out the “extra smell” then only soak it in the soup… then cut it up like what you did and dip it in chillie padi with sauce! Yummss!

    Seems some people do that – boiling first and use for cooking later. Much of the sweetness would have been lost in the boiling. Our pork here, not a problem – no smell. I hear the ones overseas smells bad…and they need to add ginger to boil to combat the horrible smell.

  18. Oooo…I love this type of meat too……so nice to dip them into soy sauce and eat with plain rice. Normally, MIL will boil that slab of meat with old cucumber or water spinach. 2 in 1.

    Ahhhhh!!!! So there will be extra flavours in the soup. I wonder if the taste of the meat will be affected too or not.

  19. Oh we had this when I was little too!

    Tastes good with the mushroom soy sauce (nearly forgot about that until you mentioned it). :)

    We never buy any other soy sauce – been having that since my younger days, nicer than the usual, I think.

  20. I don’t remember i had this. But my mother in law do this often at home. Usually we will have soup daily and she will add one slab of meat in there, and eat it with soy sauce. I don’t really like it, only father in law like. kekekkeke

    LOL!!! To each his/her own. A lot of people like. ;)

  21. Pingback: Skin… | ...Still crazy after all these years!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s