Hainanese Pork Chop – 海南炸猪排

Hainanese pork chop is such a delicious delicacy! To start off, pound the pork chop with a mallet or the back of your cleaver to tenderise it. Then marinate it for at least an hour, of course if you have time, the longer the better! This process adds so much flavour to the meat.  (**note – only add the baking soda 1 hr before cooking if marinating overnight)

And so they say, “Good things come to those who wait.” Finally, dust the marinated pork chop in flour and apply a generous layer of egg wash to it, to ensure that the crispy coating of soda crackers stick on it. Next just drop it gently into the hot oil and watch the magic happen!

Of course, we can’t leave out the trademark ketchup based sauce with assorted vegetables. Drizzle some of the sauce on the porkchop and let it cut through the greasiness of the deep fried pork. We hate to say it AGAIN, but get ready another bowl of rice!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 20 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. 18 soda cream crackers

  2. 2 eggs

  3. 50g frozen mixed veg (corn, peas and carrot)

  4. 1 red onion (sliced)

  5. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  6. 2 tbsp oil

  7. oil for deep-frying

  8. 600g pork loin

  9. Marinade

  10. ½ tsp baking soda (optional if marinating overnight)

  11. 1 tsp five spice powder

  12. 1 tbsp sugar

  13. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  14. 2 tbsp tau cheo (fermented soya beans)

  15. 1 tsp sesame oil

  16. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  17. 1 tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water

  18. Sauce

  19. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  20. 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  21. 1 tbsp A1 steak sauce

  22. 3 tbsp tomato ketchup

  23. ¼ tsp white pepper powder

  24. 1 tbsp sugar

  25. 1 tbsp hua tiao (optional)

  26. 1 cup water

  27. 1 tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water

  28. 18 soda cream crackers

  29. 2 eggs

  30. 50g frozen mixed veg (corn, peas and carrot)

  31. 1 red onion (sliced)

  32. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  33. 2 tbsp oil

  34. oil for deep-frying

  35. 600g pork loin

  36. Marinade

  37. ½ tsp baking soda (optional if marinating overnight)

  38. 1 tsp five spice powder

  39. 1 tbsp sugar

  40. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  41. 2 tbsp tau cheo (fermented soya beans)

  42. 1 tsp sesame oil

  43. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  44. 1 tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water

  45. Sauce

  46. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  47. 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  48. 1 tbsp A1 steak sauce

  49. 3 tbsp tomato ketchup

  50. ¼ tsp white pepper powder

  51. 1 tbsp sugar

  52. 1 tbsp hua tiao (optional)

  53. 1 cup water

  54. 1 tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Cut 600g of pork loin into 100g slices

  2. Butterfly the pork loin slices

  3. Flatten pork loin slices with meat tenderizer

  4. Marinate flattened pork loin slices with ½ tsp baking soda,

  5. 1 tsp five spice powder, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp tau cheo, 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  6. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  7. Add mixture to pork loin

  8. Mix well and set aside to marinate for 1 hr

  9. Add 18 soda cream crackers to food processor

  10. Blend until fine

  11. Transfer to a flat tray and spread them out

  12. For sauce mixture, mix 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp A1 steak sauce, 3 tbsp tomato ketchup, ¼ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp hua tiao (optional) and 1 cup water

  13. Mix well and set aside

  14. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  15. Add 2 beaten eggs to pork loin slices and mix well

  16. Coat pork loin slices with cracker crumbs

  17. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry pork loin slices till golden brown

  18. Drain and set aside

  19. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan

  20. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 red onion (sliced) and 50g of frozen mixed veg

  21. Stir fry until onions turn translucent

  22. Add sauce mixture and bring to boil

  23. Thicken sauce with cornstarch solution

  24. Add sauce to fried pork chop

  25. Cut 600g of pork loin into 100g slices

  26. Butterfly the pork loin slices

  27. Flatten pork loin slices with meat tenderizer

  28. Marinate flattened pork loin slices with ½ tsp baking soda,

  29. 1 tsp five spice powder, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp tau cheo, 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  30. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  31. Add mixture to pork loin

  32. Mix well and set aside to marinate for 1 hr

  33. Add 18 soda cream crackers to food processor

  34. Blend until fine

  35. Transfer to a flat tray and spread them out

  36. For sauce mixture, mix 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp A1 steak sauce, 3 tbsp tomato ketchup, ¼ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp hua tiao (optional) and 1 cup water

  37. Mix well and set aside

  38. Mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

  39. Add 2 beaten eggs to pork loin slices and mix well

  40. Coat pork loin slices with cracker crumbs

  41. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry pork loin slices till golden brown

  42. Drain and set aside

  43. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan

  44. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 red onion (sliced) and 50g of frozen mixed veg

  45. Stir fry until onions turn translucent

  46. Add sauce mixture and bring to boil

  47. Thicken sauce with cornstarch solution

  48. Add sauce to fried pork chop