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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


I prepared this dish to serve with porridge.  Quick and easy steamed meat/vegetable dish that is tasty and delicious, though dull looking.  The savoury taste of the meat cake is appetisingly good with rice too.
The minced meat is tasty while the preserved vegetable [sweet mei cai] is sweet on its on with a savoury taste from the seasoning.  A fragrant dish that smells great with the addition of ginger, garlic, sesame oil and wine.  Using the minced meat with a little fat will make this dish perfect.

200 gm minced meat
100 gm preserved sweet vegetable [mei cai] – rinsed several times, soaked for 5 minutes and chopped
Some chopped spring onions
1 tsp each chopped ginger and garlic
¼ tsp each salt, sugar and pepper
1 tsp each light soy sauce, cooking wine, sesame oil and cooking oil
2 tsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix seasoning with meat, stir well to combine.
  2. Add in chopped ginger , garlic and mei cai.  Stir to combine well.Transfer to a steam tray, lightly packed to ensure even cooking.
  3. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove, sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve.


Emily said...

Bringing back fond memories when hubby used to eat 'proper' food, nowadays he is on 'diet'!

Kimmy said...

Hi Emily, this is one of the 'evergreen' recipes brought down from our great grandmothers, so homey, delicious and tasty for the family. Sometimes, I miss these kind of dishes and thought why do we need to come up with new recipes when in fact there are so many, many family recipes that are unending for us to prepare and enjoy.

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