Sweet Mui Choy with Pork
Today's posting is a non-bento posting. After lunch time, I was cooking this steamed pork with sweet mui choy (sweet preserved Chinese cabbage) for tonight's dinner and just took a picture after the dish was cooked. And the following are the simple steps to prepare it.

> 500 gram pork tenderloin, sliced <
> 200 gram sweet mui choy, soaked-washed-diced <
(soaked mui choy in cold water, in between keep washing and don't forget changing the water until mui choy is clean from soil )
> 1 tbsp minced garlic <
> 1 tbsp minced shallots <
> 1 tsp sesame oil <
> 1/2 tsp pepper <
> 1 tsp salt or more to taste <
> 2 tbsp sugar <
> 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce <
> 1 tbsp cooking oil <
> 1 cup of water <

(1) Marinate the pork with sesame oil, pepper, salt, sugar, and sweet soy sauce.
(2) In large wok, heat 1 tbsp cooking oil and saute garlic and shallots until fragrant.
(3) Put the marinated pork inside the same wok, add 1 cup of water and stir until well mixed about 15 minutes.
(4) Arrange the sliced pork inside a steaming bowl, add sweet mui choy on the top and add some liquid into a steaming bowl.
(5) Steam it in high heat for about 1 hour.
(6) Serve it hot with rice.

Another award from my blogger friend, Marisa (All in Good Food). She is a great bento friend with her passion in cooking and bento making. I felt honored to receive this award from her.
The rule is that I have to pass this award to another 12 blogger. So I will pass this award to :
(1) Megan - Bento Zen
(2) Ann - Anncoo's Hobby
(3) Rachel Hei
(4) Izumi - Soul Soup Soap
(5) Jenn - Bento Bird
(6) Bento Fun
(7) Javapot - Tell It Right
(8) Jenn - Bento For Kidlet
(9) Tata - Bonito's Cooking Wonderland
(10) Rachel - Coconut Crumbs
(11) Ingrid - Bento Bliss
(12) Kids Dream Work


This is one of my family favourite dish. Our steps almost the same to cook this dish..haha.. Recently i had try to braise on the last step instead of steam, it turns out great too.
Congratulation to Lia on the award and thanks for pass the award to me, feel honoured to receive it from you..:P

Love love love your china dishes ! And the whole picture in general, I only wish I had your photographing skills. :o)

The recipe sounds delicious as well. Makes me want to rush over to your place and join you for dinner (as I will probably never have the opportunity to taste this anywhere else :o)).

@Ceinwyn / Ingrid : Thanks a lot Ingrid! You can too ... I love experimenting with my camera but still so many things that I have to learn from others great food bloggers in taking their pictures. I would love to share this dinner with you (^.^)

@Rachel Hei : Oh! That's great ... I will try to braise next time. Thanks to let me know. You deserved the award because I love reading on your blog and got so many inspirations from it (^.^)

Lia, the dish looks amazing! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes, and your bentos certainly bring smiles (and sunshine) to my day. Congrats on the award, and thank you ver much for passing it on to me!! Have a wonderful day.

PS- Yesterday we were studying Indonesia in my statistics class, and I was thinking of you! hehe

@Rachel Yukiko Perez : Thanks a lot Rachel! Enjoy the awards and have fun passing it. Very thoughtful of you to remember me ... hope Indonesia is not too bad for study hahaha (^.^)

Thank you Lia for passing this award to me. I'm so excited because one of my new blogger friend Biren of Roti n Rice also gave me the same award.
Thank you to both of you.

@Anncoo : Your welcome Anncoo! Glad can pass it to you :)

Oh I forgot to say I love your mui choy with pork. Very nice presentation.

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Anncoo! Glad that shifu like it hahaha ... :D

Hi Lia, I am not familiar with mui choy and now that you've introduced me to this tantalizing recipe I'm going to hunt down this ingredient! Sounds and looks delicious. I'm amazed more each day with your superb cooking and photo skills. Congratulations on recieving an award too!

Don't know about this dish, thanks for sharing it Lia! Looks so pretty in your lovely dishware! Hope you enjoyed your Friday!

I imagine your house always has some wonderful smell coming out of it! Your pictures always look so professional!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri!

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! Very sweet of you ... I'm not very adventurous like you in cooking hehehe ... And I think you can find mui choy in Asian groceries store. They have 2 types which are sweet and salty mui choy. Have fun to try it and hope you like it (^.^)

@Fluteloop : Thanks a lot for your sweet comment!

It's the first time to learn about mui choy and so appealing! I love kinds of Chinese pickles and a combo of them and pork.
Sounds really yummy, I can see that.

Thanks for passing a nice award. I'm so glad---accept it gladly! :D

This is a very popular Hakka dish. I love eating it although many people don't anymore because of the fatty content from the meat.

@babykins : That a lot Izumi! Have to learn to cook Japanese foods from you :)

@Xiao Yen Recipes : Yes, you are right! My family is Hakka so this dish is one of our favorite. Usually we use pork belly which is more fatty but I change it to tenderloin hoping to reduce the fatty :) Thanks!

Simple yet delicious!~

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot! I love simple cooks :)

That's seriously mouth-watering! Unfortunately I don't eat pork, will it be great for chicken? :D

Yippee thanks for the award anyway, soooooo happy!!! :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! You can substitute the pork with chicken ;)

I love dishes like this to go with rice. Hope you feature more savoury dishes now and then too, coz I love seeing them ^_^

lovely recipe and presentation/photography - the dishes are so pretty, and your set-up for the photo is impeccable. thanks so much for the award -- i have been sick in bed for a few days but can't wait to pass it on in my next post :-)

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy! I was so inspired by your blog, cooking and all the delicious photos. Hope I can do more cooking post too later :)

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan for the nice comment! Get well soon Megan, hope you will fit again 100% in no time. Take care dear friend (^.^)