I have been stocking up my fridge and kitchen cabinets with much groceries and foods !! Used to hear from mom that the fridge had have to be filled to the brim during CNY so that we will always have food to eat every new year. Hahaha !! May sounds like a myth but that’s no harm practising it. I guess I have so much food now that they can last me for at least a few months even without me having to step out of the house at all !! But I am sure it’s a good sign ! I will never go hungry every chinese new year from now onwards !!
So are you those kind that will enjoy a steamboat during reunion or cook up a feast with a table full of delicacies during CNY ? Ours are definitely the second kind for many years already but not sure if this year gonna be a change somehow ! But if you do belong to the second kind, what kind of dishes would you prepare then ? Sounds like a brain cracking task, but to satisfy a whole table of family members with different tastebuds, I am sure it’s not an easy feat.
Perhaps you can consider this Crispy Pork Chop with Oriental Sauce ? It’s pretty simple to whip up and had a succulent sauce that’s so delicious that I actually managed to finish up the whole plate of the pork chops to myself. Oopps… did I just reveal my monstrous appetite ? *Hiaks*
We are finally down to one week to CNY !! So I guess everyone must be blasting their oven with CNY bakes on a full time basis now. The supermarkets are always packed to the brim nowadays with long cashier queues. And I really love the fact how the internet platform has revolved in helping “queues-hating” people like us to sit back, place our fresh groceries online and had them delivered right to the doorstep at our convenience anytime from PurelyFresh.
So have you started to plan for your reunion menu ? Do give this dish a shot then !! Enjoy !!
- 2 pcs pork chop
- ½ onion, sliced
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 egg, beaten
- 8-10 pcs of cracker biscuits, crushed in a zip locked bag till fine
- some cooking oil
- some baby carrots (optional)
- some sesame seeds (optional, for garnishing)
- ½ tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ sesame oil
- dash of pepper
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce
- ½ tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 tbsp maggi seasoning sauce
- ½ tbsp worchester sauce
- 1 tbsp sweet rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- 50ml water
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp corn flour mixed with
- 2 tbsp water
- Remove the fats from the pork chop and cut a few slits on both sides. Using a meat beater, beat the pork chop on both sides till slightly flatten. Marinade with the pork marinade ingredients and set aside overnight in the fridge. Dip the pork in beaten egg and coat with biscuits crumbs on both sides.
- Deep fried the pork chops in hot cooking oil till cooked and golden brown and drained well on paper towels.
- Cut the pork chops into slices as seen and set aside in a plate.
- Add 1 tbsp of cooking oil to a deep frying pan. Add the minced garlic, sliced onions and baby carrots (if using). Stir fried till fragrant and onions become soft.
- Add in the sauce ingredients and cooked till it boils.
- Once boiled, add in the thickening solution and stir slightly to mix well. Remove from flame once the sauce thickens.
- Pour the sauce quickly over the pork chops set aside in Step 3. Garnish with sesame seeds as desired.