This savory steamed pork dish is our family’s favorite. We eat it with a plate of warm steamed rice – always for lunch. This dish is quite salty, so the bland taste of the rice really compliments it.
The minced pork is paired with Tianjin preserved cabbage. It is finely chopped Tianjin (Chinese) cabbage preserved with salt and normally sold in form of ceramic container. The pickled vegetables is used to flavor the pork so it doesn’t dominate the flavor of the dish.
300 gr lean pork
1 1/2 tablespoons Tianjin preserved cabbage
1/2 tablespoon tapioca flour / corn starch
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/3 cup ice water
In a food processor, add all ingredients and grind till it forms grainy paste
Pour the minced pork in a medium sized heatproof bowl
Steam for 30 minutes
Serve with steamed rice
- We always use tapioca flour as starch agent – but can be substituted with corn starch
- This dish is normally quite salty but we added sugar to counterbalance it. If too sweet, reduce the amount of sugar