Thursday, May 7, 2009

Honey Pork and Grapes with Chinese Soup - What Does Your Mug Say about You?

Hungry no more, people! This food scavenger found another treat after a dig. Gosh, there are so many hideous food photographs I found in my hard disk, they made me cringe...with happiness, knowing how far I've come...although I also know how far I still need to go. You can check out my earlier posts to see how hideous my photos were.

Back to food, you know how we love combining sweet, sour and savoury, right? This is one of those combos that worked.
Honey Pork and Grapes Stir Fry

- 0.7 lb of pork neck meat, sliced thinly
- half an onion, cut into big chunks
- 1 cup of green seedless grapes, halved
- honey, fish sauce, white pepper, olive oil

Saute onion in olive oil until fragrant and slightly caramelized, add pork neck meat, cook until the meat pieces as done, add fish sauce, add honey, add grapes and cook until the grapes are slightly caramelised. Serve with steamed rice and wash it down with...

Pork Bone and Hairy Melon Soup

- 1 lb pork bone (you can use ribs)
- 2 hairy melons, peel, cut into big chunks
- hot water, salt, pepper
I used pressure cooker, so it was quick, but you can cook this in any pot. Throw pork bones into boiling water, cook for minimum 1.5 hours (for non pressure cooker). With pressure cooker, you just need 20-25 minutes. Add pieces of melons, cook until softened, season with salt and pepper, serve. Light, clear, and refreshing.

What Does Your Mug Say about You?
Now, an exhibitionist that I am, I love doing or using everything that reflects me. Home decor, clothings, food, you name it. So, I love these mugs from Indigo, Prince's Building, Central. Choose one that reflects who you are: Toy Boy? high maintenance? daddy cool? yum mum? cheeky monkey?

For myself, this time of the month, I think I'd have to custom order Raging Bitch.

Grape on Foodista


Lidia Sianturi said...

jare sopo fotone elek? nek aku ngaduk2 file lama lah iyo potone ngisin2i...
btw, supe ketok seger Rit..

Anonymous said...

Pork and grapes 0_o? Interestttinnngggg

alisa@foodista said...

I have never tried combining pork with grapes...really interesting! But I'd like to know how much honey, and fish sauce did you use for this one?

alisa@foodista said...

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Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hi Alisa,

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

I don't normally specify how much honey/fish sauce exactly, add bit by bit and taste to get the perfect mix

Cakelaw said...

Yummy looking pork - I have never tried grapes with meat before (ahem, aside from wine), but it sounds good to me. Love the mugs - I bought my brother a mug at St Kilda markets in Melbourne called Grumblebum (that's what we affectionately call him!).

Screamin' Mama said...

Very interesting...I would never have thought to cook anything with grapes. Always love reading your posts! I think I need to order one of those mugs too!