Category Archives: Pork

Ground pork with fresh chiles and aromatic herbs

Here we have another Thai-inspired dish. Thailand is famous for recipes in which ground meat is simmered in a tasty liquid and finished off with plenty of fresh aromatic herbs. Called laarb (ลาบ), these dishes are simple to make and a … Continue reading

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Simple everyday pork

The Chinese word for meat (肉, ròu) implies pork, demonstrating just how how central to Chinese cuisine it is. Pork is enjoyed in all kinds of ways: seasoned and air-cured into tasty bacon, stir-fried as a main dish, barbecued, or ground … Continue reading

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Red-braised pork belly (红烧肉)

Red-braised pork belly (红烧肉, hóngshāo ròu) is such a common dish, and so simple, that I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to add the recipe to TastyAsia. Red-braising means braising meat in soy sauce and water or stock. Pretty … Continue reading

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Green beans and pork in “fish-fragrant” sauce

To the Western ear, “fish-fragrant” sauce has a very strange name. Does it taste like fish? Does it smell like fish? No, not hardly. “Fish-fragrant” (魚香, yúxiāng) is the name of a sauce that comes from Sichuanese cuisine, originally developed to accompany … Continue reading

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Bamboo shoots with bacon, chiles, and fresh basil

This is a home-cooked recreation of a Beijing restaurant dish. The restaurant in this case is another belonging to that great and rare genre, “Beijing creative.” Here is my version: And here is my poor quality, underexposed, out-of-focus, iPhone shot … Continue reading

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Bacon with wood ear mushrooms and tofu (培根双鲜)

This dish was an outstanding success. The tastes blended really well together and the textures were wonderfully complimentary. Wood ear mushrooms (木耳, mùěr), which are usually sold dried and need to be soaked in warm water before using, have an earthy … Continue reading

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Seafood hotpot (海鲜火锅)

This is the first Chinese hotpot dish on TastyAsia, but it certainly won’t be the last. That’s because the variations on hotpot are limited only by your imagination and what’s available at your local markets. Chinese hotpot has three main … Continue reading

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