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Steamed Pork Slices with Bean Paste

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grandaunt used to make a lot of steamed dishes. Only steamed pork and she has loads and loads of recipes. This is one of them that I love to eat.

The gravy is very, very nice with rice.

Steamed Pork Slices with Bean Paste Recipe

200gm pork fillet or other soft meat (You may use chicken meat if prefered)
2 tsp hot bean paste (or substitute with 1 tsp finely chopped chilli and 1 ½ tsp regular brown bean paste)
1 tsp sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp cooking oil

1. Thinly slice pork fillet.
2. Put bean paste, garlic, water and sugar onto pork and mix well.
3. Put in cornstarch and mix. Finally add in oil.
4. Let the pork marinate for at least half an hour before cooking.
5. Steam on high heat for 10-15 minutes. I prefer pork to be very well done, so I do it on 15.

22 lovely notes:

jess @ j3ss kitch3n October 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

this look delicious looks very much alike the steam pork ribs served in dim sum restaurants yummy!!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more October 14, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

Jess Kitchen,
I think that one is different, that one got black beans. and that's another recipe from Grandaunt as well :) Not yet done that yet...

jess @ j3ss kitch3n October 14, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

u got the recipe for the steam spare ribs too! that's great will be waiting for your post!

homeladychef October 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

this has reminded me of my parent steam ribs, yum!

Little Inbox October 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

I love simple steamed dish like this. Will give it a try!

Shirley @ Kokken69 October 14, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

You have just given me a great idea...

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more October 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

I guess that must be a fabulous recipe :)

Little inbox,
Hope u like it, FYI, I used LeeKumKee hot bean paste.

Now, I can't wait to see it on your blog.

HK Choo October 14, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

Healthy steam dishes, wait till I stock up on some pork :)

Small Small Baker October 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

I'm running out of ideas for homecooked dishes. This one is so delicious and simple to cook. Bookmarked!

Elin October 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

This one looks delicious. Very appetizing too :) Thanks for sharing another simple yet delicious dish. I have bookmarked this :)

Belly Good Cooking October 14, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

My grandma will always cook steamed spare ribs this way with normal bean paste and bird's eyes chili which I loved most. Will try using hot bean paste next round and see the difference. :)

busygran October 14, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

My grandma also used to do a similar dish! I have completely forgotten about it until I saw yours.
It is a simple yet delicious dish!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more October 14, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Yeah, healthy and less mess in the kitchen :)

Small Small Baker,
Hope u will like this

I can eat a lot of rice with this dish :)
Hope you and ur hubby will like this

Belly Good Cooking,
It might not taste the same, as all bean paste taste different according to different manufacturers. I used this to save work on chopping chillies.

This is actually an old fashioned dish :)
If your grandma made this, Gosh, then it's got to be really long ago.
There are a lot of yummy old fashioned dishes that are almost forgotten... we should revive them :)

pigpigscorner October 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

oo yes, there are so many ways to steam pork and they are so tasty with rice!

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears October 15, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

I've noticed that you like to use LeeKumKee a lot hor...I've only used the oyster sauce.
I have two pieces of the "front-leg-muscles" in my fridge(sorry dunno how to call them), you think can be used to make this ar?

mr. pineapple man October 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

looks delicious! the color is delightful~

Anonymous,  November 12, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

This was great. I love dishes which are steamed. Because the pork has enough fat I did 1/2 the oil and instead of using water only I did add a bit of Chinese cooking wine. I had to stop my husband (well, myself as well) from eating too much of it.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more November 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

Those muscles ah, I'm not sure, but you can try. Muscles are usually tougher.

Gald you liked it. I used lean pork, so, you can definately reduce the oil if yours is fatty.

haddemall March 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM  

Did this dish yesterday but I didn't end up with all that sauce. Strange....

Thanks for a great blog.


wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more March 23, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

Frankly, I find once frozen pork to have more gravy when cooked compared to fresh unfrozen ones.
Hope u liked the dish.

Mickey,  March 14, 2014 at 8:24 AM  

Hi Wendy, I followed your recipe and turned out great & full of gravy. The serving plate was almost as clean as a cleaned plate after we finished eating. We love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous,  November 20, 2016 at 9:21 PM  

tried this recipe today. simple and very nice. thanks for sharing.


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