Category Archives: Pork

Pork Recipes

Fish Fragrant Eggplant

Another classic from Sichuan. There’s no fish or fragrance of fish in there, it’s just a reference to the sauce that originally was used in a famous fish recipe. Like most classics there are hundreds of variations on the dish, … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Main Dish, Pork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Dan Dan Noodles (担担面)

I call this the spaghetti Bolognese from Sichuan: very popular around the world and everybody makes his own version. With less or more ingredients, sesame-paste or not, peanuts or not, lots of oil, spicy, not spicy, pork or beef and … Continue reading

Posted in Noodles, Pork | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Chinese Meatballs

These are inspired by a dish I didn’t even like when living in China, Lion’s Head Meatballs, but I wanted to recreate anyway. The only thing I didn’t do was steaming them for an hour and a half and I … Continue reading

Posted in Pork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Cold Pork in Hot and Garlicky Sauce (蒜泥白肉)

  The pork in this sichuanese dish is traditionally a piece of pork butt, half fat and half lean, simply boiled in water with some fresh ginger and spring onion. But I’m not that much into fat meat and boiling … Continue reading

Posted in Pork | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

As much as I loved to watch Heston Blumenthal in Search of Perfection, I didn’t really feel like trying any of his recipes. Maybe because I’m not British and I just don’t care about bangers & mash, fish & chips or chicken tikka … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Pasta, Pork | Tagged , , | 62 Comments