Actually, it can be surprising, but there are a lot of food that I only started eating after I’ve met the husband hahah!
Growing up, I loved my nanny’s Cantonese dishes and soups. After I stayed with my parents, I was also accustomed to light cooking with light and dark soy, and perhaps some dashes of sesame oil only.
Spices such as ginger, garlic, spring onion were very new to me. If I were to eat out, I wouldn’t choose dishes with ginger and spring onion lol!
After living together with the husband, and a few ordering at our tze char stall, I have grown to like this dish – Stir Fry Pork Slices with Ginger and Spring Onion.
It’s surprising how easy it is to cook this! I’m going to try this dish more often.
Stir Fry Pork Slices with Ginger and Spring Onion
Serves 2-3 Adults
– 300g lean pork or loin, sliced thinly
– Thumb sized ginger, sliced thinly
– Spring onion, chopped in lengths (Depends on how much spring onion you’d like)
– 1/2 to 1 Carrot, sliced thinly
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp light soy sauce
– 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
– Pork marinate sauce: 1/2 tbsp light soy, 2 tsp sesame oil, White pepper
1. Season pork slices with seasoning for around 30 mins to 1 hour in the fridge.
2. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in minced garlic, ginger slices and spring onion. Sautee till fragrant.
3. Add pork into pan, stir fry slightly. Add in shredded carrot (or any side vegetables that you like). Increase heat to high.
4. Add in the rest of the light and dark soy. Stir fry to coat the pork slices well. If there is not much liquid in the pan, you might want to add in some hot water.
5. Cover pan with lid to cook for about 2 mins.
6. If your pan has too much liquid at this point, remove lid to let it cook for a few minutes more, till water has evaporated slightly. **You can also add in corn flour slurry here, to thicken the gravy.
7. Dish up and serve with warm rice.
** You might want to use cornflour to marinate the pork, so that it would be more tender.
** Other than carrot, you can also add in mushrooms, baby corn, sliced chilli etc.
** After stir frying the pork, you can also add in a dash of sugar. I don’t usually use sugar in my cooking so I omitted that.