Monday, 13 April 2015

Oriental Style Roasted Pork Salad


Oink! Oink! Yeah, I'm at it again. Legalizing a strip of roasted pork into my healthy food zone. The porky goodness came courtesy of my partner. Yes, he pampers me that way. Not with diamonds and pearls but with my favourite siew yoke. I told you, I am low maintenance.


The roasted pork was frozen and once defrosted, I heated it up in the oven at 180C for 15 minutes. To hasten the process, I placed the pork into the oven while it was preheating. Meanwhile, I prepared the dressing. 


The idea for the dressing came about the night before. My partner brought a roasted chicken home for our dinner and all I had to do was heat up the chicken and make a salad. While the chicken was in the oven, I pounded some garlic and ginger. To that I added brown rice vinegar, Thai chilli sauce, light soya sauce, sweet soya sauce, olive oil and sesame oil.


The dressing tasted pretty good. It did remind me of the chilli sauce that is served with chicken rice. Only concern was that it might be too hot for my partner. He has low tolerance for chillies. But he better get used to it. Poor fellow.


The dressing is sweet, salty and sour. It was quite thick and coats the vegetables quite effectively. I liked the dressing very much. The only comment I received was "Got chilli, ah?". After that, silence. Which was a good sign. 


Since the dressing was so good, I decided to have the salad again. The siew yoke came out of the oven with very crispy skin. Oohh...la..la.... I stole a piece of the crackling and it was so good. Salty and crunchy...mmm......


I emptied a bag of ready washed mixed greens into a mixing bowl and threw in some sliced cucumbers. Then in went the sliced roasted pork and I tossed the whole lot with the dressing. I also added some coriander leaves. The salad was so good. The salty pork complemented the sweetish sourish dressing. Very appetizing indeed!









Oriental Style Roasted Pork Salad
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- Some roasted pork slices
- 1 bag of ready washed mixed greens
- 1 Japanese cucumber, sliced

Dressing :
- 2 cloves garlic (If garlic clove is big, just use one)
- 1/2 inch ginger, peeled
- 1 tbsp Thai chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp sweet soya sauce
- 1 tbsp light soya sauce
- 4 tbsp brown rice vinegar (or regular rice vinegar)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil

Method :
1. Pound garlic and ginger until fine.
2. Add chilli sauce, sweet soya sauce, vinegar, olive oil and sesame oil.
3. Whisk the dressing to combine.

To assemble :
1. Put salad greens, sliced cucumbers and roasted pork into a mixing bowl.
2. Pour in dressing and toss to mix.
3. Serve immediately.

44 comments:

  1. muahaha!! not flowers not diamond rings but just a slab of siew yoke to make your day!! oh, lucky man your partner is!! and surely Leader-N would be so jealous on this, but nvm since he has got 300 million people to back him up.. so we all now know your weakest point~~ nice cakes and siew yoke.. hey!! what about something siew yoke cake??!! muahahaha..

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    1. Ah, if only he married a wife like me, we wouldn't have to pay GST and our economy would be in much better shape hee..hee...

      I don't know about siew yoke cake but there is such a thing as bak kwa cake though I have never eaten that.

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  2. Morning Phong Hong.. I remembered your previous siew yok salad.. And today, I'm happy with your oriental siew yok salad again, although I don't eat salad.. I see your dressing - garlic, soya sauce, chilli sauce, sesame oil, ok wor, all also I like, and I'm familiar with.. Oriental or not, most important got a lot of siew yok inside, then sure nice.. This one, I can eat, no problem..

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    1. Hi Louiz! I know lah, you will pick out all the siew yoke and leave behind all the leaves for me hee..hee...

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  3. yeah would be nice to actually add in some siew yoke into our salad and then have dressing something like yours.. i personally won't go for the creamy type of dressing.. and oh, like your partner avoid hot ones.. aiyoh, he bought you the siew yoke and yet you make him suffer by putting chili into the dressing?? this naughty PH, beat beat..

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    1. hee..hee.. the chilli sauce is not that hot lah and he ate quite a lot. So he didn't suffer leh.

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  4. I like this simple salad, mixed greens and I always like cucumber in it, just love cucumbers when eaten raw and with some dressing or dipping.. the crunchiness and the juiciness, so refreshing.. and I think it goes well with the siew yoke too, now maybe that's why cucumber is like the de facto sides given for chicken rice huh?? maybe also to balance the greasiness of the meat hor?? great idea to add one Japanese cucumber into the salad, it surely makes it a lot better!! LIKE.. :)

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    1. Oh yes, cucumber has that nice cucumber smell that goes well with chicken rice and also siew yoke. I always think the cucumber at the chicken rice stall taste a lot better. Maybe this is psychological :)

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  5. PH, can keep some for my lunch? I need some side dish to pair with my fried rice heeheehee

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    1. Jess, sure can. But you must give me one big bowl of your fired rice hee..hee...

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  6. I have been eating vegetables and drinking smoothies and healthy soup for the entire weekend. I need some pork now!! T_T

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  7. Somehow, you don't feel as guilty (eating it) when your siew yoke comes in a plate of plentiful mixed greens! ;D

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    1. That's right! It's a good excuse too :)

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  8. So tempting, i can finish up everything, hehe...

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  9. Such a delicious and irresistible salad, PH! I love the dressing, sounds yummy.

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    1. Veronica, I hope you try the dressing. It goes well with siew yoke and also Chinese style roasted chicken or even duck.

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  10. I'm jotting down the ingredients for the dressing. ;)

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    1. Lina, hope that you like the dressing!

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  11. Oooo...gorgeous! Gotta try your dressing, bored with the rich creamy ones.

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    1. This one is very refreshing, try it!

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  12. it looks perfect, something lighter for spring!

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  13. Your partner sounds like a mat salleh who has low tolerance for spicy stuffs. I love mega spicy food that could make me spit out flames. LOL
    You seems easily pampered with porkies and not diamonds. That's good and I love your salad. The meat and vegies make good combo.

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    1. I am contented with the simple things in life :)

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  14. I saw MIL bought quite a lot of siew yok the other day, may be can try this recipe!

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, a few 'so good' caught my eyes : "the dressing was so good", "The salad was so good."
    This Oriental Style Roasted Pork Salad of yours definitely tasted very good !

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    1. Karen, it did. So good! hee..hee..

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  16. Hi Phong Hong, just let me have a big bowl and I will finish everything for you, Yummy!

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  17. Your photos are so dreamy! Many people who love to eat Chinese style roasted pork aka siew yoke cannot stand the taste of raw salad greens so I guess they will pick and eat all the siew yoke and leave the greens.

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    1. Oh dear, they will get a lecture from me! hee..hee..

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  18. I am sure my wife will love this..she's a salad lover.

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  19. yummy roast pork...no need salad also can eat like that...

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    1. Ya lah, especially when the skin is crispy!

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  20. Hi Phong Hong, this dish reminds me of the very crispy roast pork of Thailand. How I wish it is easily available here, then we can have this delicious salad often and right away. Love the dressing and the fresh vegetables. Very refreshing and feeling of less guilty, hehehe!

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    1. Kimmy, I know that you can make sio bak at home. I am sure yours is anytime better than those sold in the shops!

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  21. Hi Phong Hong,
    You sure make the most delish siu yok salad! Looks really yummy, and I could finish a whole bowl for my dinner!

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    1. Hi Phong Hong,
      I wouldn't say no to siew yoke too.
      Your added dressing and vegetables makes the salad sound more inviting!
      Yum! Yum!
      mui

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