Category Archives: Pork

Pork with smoked red pepper

We’re in the depths of winter now and, predictably, the weather has been terrible. That’s a problem because I’ve really been wanting to grill. But I wasn’t going to stand outdoors in the sleet and wind, so I made this … Continue reading

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Mapo doufu (麻婆豆腐)

Legend has it that there was an old lady (婆, pó) in Chengdu who was once afflicted with some kind of disease such as leprosy or smallpox, and thus disfigured with pockmarks (麻子, mázi). She lived on the outskirts of the … Continue reading

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Burmese eggplant curry

The first eggplant recipe I posted on this blog  was a Sichuanese dish. Now it’s time for another take on eggplant, this time from Burma. As you move southwestwards from Sichuan Provence, the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau of China eventually give … Continue reading

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Vietnamese pork shoulder with caramel sauce

Yesterday was a cold, cloudy, and misty day, perfect for making a slow-cooked savory dish. Here, pork shoulder is braised in coconut water and caramel sauce until tender. Green chiles and other aromatic herbs complete the recipe. I made lots … Continue reading

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Pork-flavored mushrooms with fermented black beans

TastyAsia.net is now exactly one month old, and I’m humbled and pleased by the number of hits and follows so far. Thanks everyone for the comments and the “likes.” I really appreciate it. It’s been a stressful week at work, … Continue reading

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Broccoli with pork, shallots, and black bean chili sauce

Western broccoli isn’t a staple in China. In fact, I’ve only seen people eating broccoli once in Beijing, and it was a table of Scandinavians at Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant where western tourists were the rule. Still, broccoli is too … Continue reading

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