Food

Taiwanese Minced Pork Sauce Over Rice


Although I am not Taiwanese myself but I do have a lot of Taiwanese friends and one of our favourite Taiwanese dishes is Minced Pork Sauce. When served with rice or noodle it is amazingly delicious. It is also quite simple to make. I usually make a big portion and so there is enough for everyone in the family to bring for lunch. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork (or the meat of your choice)
  • 3 – 5 eggs (that’s up to you)
  • 1/8 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup organic soy sauce (can substitute with regular soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 star anises
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 5 tsp of five spice powder (you can get that from Chinese super markets)
  • 1 cup of fried shallot (you can get that from Chinese super markets)

Instructions

  1. Prepare some hard-boiled eggs and de-shell them
  2. On a skillet, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and the minced pork over high heat. 
  3. Stir the pork and stir until the pork turns slightly brown.
  4. Add in the minced garlic and ginger.
  5. Add in five spice powder, star anise, cinnamon stickd
  6. Add the regular organic soy sauce, dark soy sauce and cooking wined
  7. Add the peanut butter (optional)d
  8. Add some black pepper, and brown sugard
  9. Add the de-shelled hard boil eggs into the skilletd
  10. Add about 2 cups of water (or enough to cover the meat and eggs).
  11. Bring to boil and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. 
  12. Add the fried shallot and simmer for another 30 minutes or so.
  13. Turn off the heat, take the eggs out and cut them in half.
  14. Serve the meat sauce and eggs with some veggies on rice or noodles.
Hope you like it!

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