In most Japanese restaurants nowadays Edamame is served, they are fresh soy beans in the pod. They are boiled in water with herbs and spices. Only the beans are eaten and the pods are later discarded. This dish can be eaten both warm and cold, and is a tasty and healthy vegetarian snack
“Fresh soy beans in the pod” are usually sold frozen (1 bag of 400 grams)
This is one of the most well known Cantonese dishes that you can get here in a Chinese restaurant, and it is also a popular dish in China among foreigners. Most people know it asKu Lo Yuk (Gulaoruo), or sweet and sour pork. It is surprisingly easy to make, and yet will taste better that you’ve ever ordered in a restaurant!
One fresh pineapple
Fillet of pork (or any other piece, but without too much fat, so no bacon, 350 grams)
Cut the pork into cubes of 2×2 cm. Marinade them with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing rice wine and 1 tablespoon of corn starch. Mix everything well and put away for a while in the fridge
Now take the pineapple and cut from top to bottom, at one third (see photo). Then cut out a large square (see photo) and cut the fruit in cubes of 2×2 cm. The pineapple will be used as a dish to serve the meal in (so buy a large and nice looking one, and make sure it is ripe and sweet!)
Also cut the pepper in pieces of 2×2 cm
make the sauce: use the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 4 tablespoons of cold water. Mix everything well until you get a smooth sauce
Then take the meat from the fridge and rub it with wheat flour (use about 3 tablespoons of flour), until all pieces of meat are coated
Take a frying pan and use sufficient oil (you’ll need to deep fry the meat). Heat the oil on medium fire and deep fry it until golden brown (SEE HERE) Then remove the meat from the oil
Then take another pan and heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the sauce. Later add the pepper and pineapple. Last, add the meat and stir for 1-2 minutes
Serve this dish in the hollow pineapple (see photo above)
TIP: serve this dish together with fresh spring rolls
TIP: as a variation, you can use chicken meat or frog legs!