Well, if you think that the boiled pork that I featured in my post yesterday is too plain or perhaps, too bland for you, you can try this instead…
When my missus cooks braised meat, I would shudder at the amount of preparation and ingredients…five-spice powder, dried shitake mushrooms and what not (including adding cornflour to thicken the sauce/gravy). My way is definitely less labour-intensive and so much easier and you will end up with something equally nice.
Firstly, you marinate the meat with soy sauce and sugar – 4-6 tablespoons of the former and 1 or 2 tablespoons of the latter. Let it sit for at least an hour or so. Then, you heat up the wok and throw the meat in with the seasoning, no oil added. Turn the meat over and over a few times to let it be completely coated and turn nicely brown. Next , you add water to cover about two-thirds of the meat and put in one whole bulb of garlic. Leave it to simmer, turning the meat regularly.
In the meantime, boil some eggs and peel away the shell. Put the eggs in the wok while the gravy is simmering so that the eggs will be nicely browned too. When there is only a bit of gravy left, the dish is ready.
What I like about cooking the meat this way is that when you cut it into thin slices to be served, you will find that the gravy has not seeped into the meat, so you can still enjoy its natural flavour without it being overpowered by the soy sauce.
You can serve this at parties too along with the eggs, cut into halves but I would suggest that you serve the gravy separately to be added as and when needed. I love to add the gravy to the eggs, especially the yolk…
So, as you can see, no oil is used, no msg, no salt – just the soy sauce and the sugar. Taking that into consideration, I guess this dish is a lot healthier than most…and take my word for it – it is nice!
26 thoughts on “Make it easy on yourself…”
So many photos featuring eggs. May be you should do a write up on the many types of eggs on the market nowadays. Low Cholesterol eggs. Kampung eggs. Yogurt eggs. Selenium eggs. Can’t think of a better person to test and tell us any different in taste etc.
No leh… when was the last time I had eggs? I think there was one in the red mee sua…but that was purely coincidental and also in the Malay mee goreng I had not very long ago. So far this is the first dish in which I had eggs – and they’e not part of the dish proper. Btw, maybe you would know… Kampung eggs were very rare and expensive not too long ago – it went up to some 80 sen each at one time and they were very small sometimes…and suddenly, they seem to appear out of nowhere – lots and lots of them, selling at the mini-supermarket near my house at RM14.90 a tray of 30 (less than 50 sen)…and I hear you can get for around RM13 at one place. Now I’m beginning to have my doubts – actually, how free range are these eggs?
M also free range eggs eater,recently read in article that barn-laid eggs may be better becos chicken r in controlled zone, less likely to pik up dangerous virus which cause disease,so now m having mixed thots on wat to choose :(! M also cooking sanchan soya pork today to go with kompia. I am so stuffed with kompias these few days! Alamak! hope don’t look like ‘kompia-bin’ soon! yr version of the ‘tauyu lor bak’ my fav. to cook for potluck too!
Gosh…if I were you, I wouldn’t want to see another kompia for a long long time. Btw, I’ve got your lay piang for you. Will go out in a while to buy the pek quek tong chiew p’ia…
To me, small eggs are from “learner hens”, ie, their first batches of eggs from “extra virgin hens”…LOL. I bought them last week for RM4.60 a tray! So, beware, they may pass these eggs off as kampung eggs!
These kampung eggs used to be quite small…but the one now are big – just a little smaller than normal eggs. The shell is white though…very white, so there is not way, people can say those small eggs are kampung eggs. RM4.60 a tray? Oooooo…so cheap. I wouldn’t mind buying those. 😉
This is nice my friend. The dish here is similar with adobo dish here in my country. In Adobo, you don’t let the Soy Sauce be totally absorbed by the meat.
Adobo is delicious and easy to cook. I love it.
Aha!!! So you have this in the Philippines too. You can cook this yourself…very easy! LOL!!! 😀
I will practice on instant noodles first. 😛
LOL!!! Dunno how to cook…must find a wife who can but no guarantee that she will go on cooking after marriage. So sad… Look at me! Muahahahaha!!! 😉
I would love to have the eggs!^-^ I think t goes well with plain rice! Happy Sunday!
I love the eggs too. Sometimes I would go and buy at the shops – RM1 each…expensive but nice. Yum! Yum!
yummy! the eggs look like the ‘char ye dan” d one dey boiled with tea leaves. i love it,. ;p
Ya…I’ve seen them selling those herbal eggs at shopping complexes. I’ve never tried though…
Another masterpiece, achieved with minimal effort and maximum return. I will definitely try this too. I think my missus does something similar, but as you say, it looks so complicated when they do it. My preferred method is always throw it in and let it cook itself.
I guess we men are alike…not bothered about the nitty gritty details. As long as it’s nice, it’s good enough for us. 😉
The sauce is the main thing that I like about the whole dish. 😀
Oh? Is that so? Then you can have the sauce! Muahahahahaha!!!!
Reminded me of my student days. Being the typical lazy person, I will get the biggest pot available in the kitchen, buy the largest amount of pork the pot can possibly hold, put everything into the pot in one go and let it simmer. Put into fridge. Can last quite a few days with just 1 cooking.
Eyew…like my wife’s cooking. She’s used to cooking for her big family, so she will cook a lot…and we will have to eat the same thing for days… 😦
Ohhhh… looks very sedap…. 😀 I wonder ahh… if can cook meat wif coke oso? HMMMMMMMM! Mana all my white rats ah? Cabut liao ah?
Should be ok… Like bak kut teh – also nice with chicken or beef, just a bit different, but nice. That, however, is a totally different recipe…with at least one extra ingredient – Coke. 😦
MORE PORK!! Yum yum. U put the almost similar pics so many time will make me dream about it tonite -.-
Hah!!! That’s the whole idea…to make you drool and drool and then you’ll dream about it! Make sure you don’t salivate…and get your bed all wet. People will be wondering what you’ve been dreaming of… Muahahahaha!!!!
STP… HERE I AM!! Went for a nap.. and woke up so much fresher!! But regretted coming here la.. so torturing….looking at the loe chu yuk and i started to feel something not right in my stomach.. sigh… now I got to go down and get something to cure it…
One last word… delicious!!
Hahahahaha!!! Good! Good! I cook so nice and you don’t come to see, how can? Come again tomorrow – another nice dish! LOL!!! Come to Sibu, I can cook all my nice dishes for you… 😉
OMG, you know what?? the braised pork is my favourite dish.. actually not really the pork itself, but the gravy and the egg to eat together with rice, i can just finish off the bowl of rice without anything else, this is heaven!!!
Yup…I love the gravy and the egg too! Mix the gravy with the rice, add it to the yolk of the egg…yummy!!! 😉
I take lesser meat now. Once I look at the pic, I feel very heavy already! I’ll have more on white meat instead of red meat 😉
Just everything in moderation – then it will be ok. I find that complete abstinence, the body may not have the immunity. Like I’m not allergic to crabs or seafood but after not eating for months, when I eat, I may get itchy…. Once in a while, should be ok. We take fish more…and chicken (but the other day, somebody complained, “Chicken again!”) – this was one slab of pork my missus bought…and I divided it into two to cook in two different ways.
that pig egg seem nice…no yolk please… 😉
You really are a health freak…and then you drink like a fish and smoke like a chimney, so what difference does it make. Might as well go all the way… LOL!!! 😉
Gotta agree with you “see no road” just too much to comprehend haha..yesterday’s was easy haha..Always like your pixz – feel like biting the eggs..yummy..tQ
Hah? I thought this is already very simple as I did not bother to add this and add that. Never mind – you can just boil the meat and eat then. Also nice. LOL!!! 😀 My photos – dependent on the light. I take in natural light…so nicer on sunny days. Hehehehehe!!!
i know this dish! my mom and grandma used to cook this at home! wow…this post makes me feel so hungry at night. i miss the home cooked pork though…:)
Hehehehehe!!! That’s the whole idea! Drool! Drool! 😀
Hahahahaha!!!! Are you back home in Miri? Sure can cook this anytime… Not in the uni – not halal and not allowed to cook, anyway.
if the meat got some fat, it will taste nicer, at least not so dry? I can imagine the sauce to go with the rice…yummy!!!
Ya…but pork belly or the three-layer meat is a little bit TOO fat. I would ask the butcher and he will give me, dunno which part…with a thick layer of fat on top and the rest, all meat. I would just cut away the fat and cook the meat. Very nice…
Just look at the photos, i believe it sure tastes great! It is quite a big portion, please dont tell me you finish it by yourself. If yes, you are meat eater. No oil at all. Good! Agree with you that more health food.
Yup, really nice! Will surely want to cook again. No lah… Me and my missus…for two meals, but lunch she didn’t come home from work, too busy – Hari Raya…all the Malays/muslims on leave, under-staffed – so I ate a bit alone. We finished the rest for dinner…
every human need to drink else cant survive…btw its u smoke i whre got smoke!i can go all d way but wat to do i dun like egg yolk..
Oh, I see… Not health-conscious….just very fussy about the food. I see you – this you don’t eat, that you don’t eat…like really jaga badan one. Mana tau…it’s just because you don’t like.
aahhh this I like very much! Can send some to me now?!! I want to eat the boiled eggs! It’s so sinful…
Yum! Yum! These are free range eggs – kampung chicken. Used to be around 80 sen each, but now there seems to be a mass production. 50 sen or less each… Look, the yolk is sooooo yellow! Slurpssss!!!! LOL!!! 😀
oh this one look yummy ! huhuhuhuhu. i wish i have those right now T_T
Yes, really nice…and easy to cook. Give it a try!