Monday, May 12, 2014

Steamed Pork With Salted Fish

Steamed Pork With Salted Fish! Trust me, a rapid explosion and burst of my or maybe even your forever appreciated and loved saltiness and spiciness in tender pork belly. Of course, pork belly and fats as well? Not really healthy, but I guess once a while would massively shake our health (Siew Yoke & Char Siu). Steamed Pork With Salted Fish is really so and very easy to make. Add all the ingredients in a steaming tray and steam, and you are done. My version I believe is somewhat unique and outstanding because I decided to go with my instinct and gut feeling on how I can further spiral and heighten Steamed Pork With Salted Fish to up and away, higher for a major revelation of tastes (Salted Fish Bone Soup, Salted Fish Bone Curry, Salted Egg Chicken, Dried Shrimp Sambal & Bean Sprouts Salted Fish).  Pork belly steamed alongside salted fish, chillies, soy sauce, ginger, and tamarind, garnished with coriander leaves. 

1 piece of pork belly (about 400g) - clean and cut into bit sizes
100g (or more) kurau/threadfin salted fish - soaked and cut into pieces
1 tbsp sweet soya sauce
(Note - you can use normal dark sauce and add tad bit of sugar)
6 shallots - remove skin and cut into two pieces
1 inch ginger - sliced
1 piece asam keping/dried tamarind
1 green chilli - sliced into medium size pieces
2 red chillies - sliced into medium size pieces
4-5 birds eye chillies (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste (use sparingly) 
Add all the ingredients into a steaming tray.  
Pour water for extra drippings (only if you prefer).
Steam (keep the heat/fire very low) till pork is soft and tender.
Remove and garnish with coriander leaves before serving. 


  1. looks very tempting and clicks are amazing.

  2. Nice recipe dear...but I cant try it as I am a vegetarian...:-)

  3. Love the clicks...I m vegetarian but will share this recipe with my friends navi..

    My recent one:

  4. Very well presented dish. but, I don't have any clue about Pork !

  5. Looks like a bowl from heaven for non vegetarians, no wonder it went viral on facebook
    Last day to enter my LBD giveaway .
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  6. Looks delicious and amazing clicks..

  7. I will tell my mom to make this as we do eat pork.. thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  8. This is something I must try. Usually those sold in the shop are the dry version. I wanna try this version

  9. Hi Nava, I sooooo love this appetizing dish. Can never get enough of this and with extra rice too. Yours look really good and sooo inviting. You cook this dish for me good enough. LOL

    Happy Wesak day and a great day ahead.

  10. That looks SO good, Nava! Steamed food is delicious and pork (belly) with these ingredients...I can image...

  11. Great recipe! I can imagine the different taste in this dish!

  12. wow sounds exotic....looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Nava, amazing clicks!! I am sure this tasted great..

  14. TEMPTING!! its been ages I haven't eaten port.

  15. That looks like a nice dish.


  16. What a colorful and flavorful dish - pork belly with fish and tamarind flavored gravy - I am intrigued!

  17. I love pork belly in any form and this dish looks lovely. The flavours are a beautiful combination too.


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