Baked Pork Chop Rice is a dish widely available in restaurants in Hong Kong. On one hand there is Chinese style fried rice, on the other hand there are Western ingredients including ketchup, onion and cheese. There is also pineapple in it which makes it difficult to classify the country of origin of this dish. But the blending of Eastern and Western is essentially what the “Hong Kong style” is about.
We are going to share the way of making Baked Pork Chop Rice which embodies the water-like flexible spirit of Hongkongers and most importantly, it’s mouth-watering!
焗豬扒飯 Baked Pork Chop Rice
This is one of the favourite fast-food dishes of Hongkongers. It’s not very easy to make but the self made version is more delicious than the fast food restaurant version
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Ingredients include 2 pieces of pork chop, 2 sliced tomatoes, half an sliced onion, water 200ml, 5-6 tbsp of ketchup, 2 slices of pineapple, some mozzarella and 2 eggs
Use the back of a knife to soften the pork chop. Marinate the pork chop by 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 0.5 tbsp of Shaoxine wine, 1 tsp of sugar, 0.5 tsp of pepper powder, 1 tsp of cornstarch and a touch of oil for at least half an hour
Make the fried rice. Add a generous amount of oil to a pan heated on high heat. Evenly distribute the oil. When smoke starts to emerge, switch off fire and add the stirred egg. Our pan is Vermicular cast iron frying pan 26cm
When the egg is half done, add rice
Switch on small-medium fire and gently stir fried the rice until rice doesn’t stick together. Add 0.5 tsp of salt to season it and then side it aside
Dip the pork chops into egg then sear them on high heat. Set aisde
Sautee onion, then tomatoes until they are softened
Add water, ketchup, sugar, pineapple. Cook it on small-medium heat for 10mins until the sauce turns thick (add cornstarch solution if it’s not thick enough). Test and adjust the taste.
Set the rice in the bottom and put the sliced pork chops on top
Pour the sauce and sprinkle cheese on top
Bake at 200 degree celsius for 10-15 mins. Done!
The sauce is sweet and sour while the texture is mixed with mouthful of pork chop and crunchy pineapple + onion. Together with the aromatic egg fried rice. This Baked Pork Chop Rice is very delicious!
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