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Tonkatsu – Japanese pork cutlet

Tonkatsu is a Japanese style pork cutlet that originated more than a century ago, wow! What sets this apart is the use of Panko – Japanese breadcrumbs which are light and airy as compared to regular bread crumbs.

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Pork Ribs and Lotus Root Soup – 排骨莲藕汤

A classic soup in Chinese families, lotus roots are (trivia!) actually the stems of an aquatic plant type.

It is mild in taste and pairs really great with peanuts. And of course simmering it with pork ribs gives the soup the unique flavour that we’ve all grown to love.

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Guinness Stout Ribs – 黑啤排骨

Another awesome pork ribs dish with bold flavours! If you love stout, look no further!

First, we fry the pork ribs to crispy perfection, while the inside stays moist and sticky. The use of stout in both the marinade and sauce gives the ribs “body” while also imparting a slight bitterness to it.

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Herbal Pork Ribs Soup (Bak Kut Teh) – 药材肉骨茶

This immensely popular herbal version of Bak Kut Teh is commonly found in Klang. Just looking at the colour of the soup, you can already tell the difference between this and the clear, peppery, garlicky version we made previously.

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Eggplant with Minced Pork and Salted Fish – 鱼香茄子

Another classic yet homely dish. The eggplants and minced meat are braised in a combination of spicy bean paste and soy sauce. It then absorbs all the umami like a sponge.

Also, don’t underestimate the salted fish, as it adds another layer of aroma to the dish.