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Enjoy a Succulent Roast Chilli Pork with Stir fried Bok Choi

Today I’d like to post one of my favourite dishes. Roast Chilli Pork.  There is nothing more divine than placing a slice of tender succulent roasted Pork on your tongue, allowing it to linger for a few moments till its flavours waft across your palate and then  slowly but gently sink your teeth into that juicy piece of meat the melts in your mouth. That is the perfect sensation of a good dish of Roast Chili Pork.


Good Food Should Always be Complemented by a Good Dining Ambience

Before posting the recipe, I feel that such dishes are worth a fine dining experience which complements the dish. However this doesn’t mean you need to go to some swanky restaurant.  You can spruce up your own dining table with some captivating decor that catches the eye of any guest. Check out some of the dining table accessories on kraftly.com, some of the ethnic handcrafted items are really impressive and can actually make great practical uses rather than just be useless pieces of decorative junk that you get nowadays.

Anyways coming back to my recipe, there is something important you need to know about pork. Never purchase pork from an unreputed shop. Always check the meat running your fingers firmly along the flesh to check for injuries and parasites. Although it sounds yucky, but then again you need to be safe than sorry. If that puts you off eating pork, look at it this way. Wouldn’t it be better to have control over the purchase and cooking process rather than eat it in a restaurant and don’t know what you’re getting?  

Pork should always be roasted in chunks so that when you cut it each piece will have a sliver of skin, fat and then meat.

For The Roast Chill Pork

  • 1 kg pork with fat
  • Star anise 6 to 7 pieces
  • 2 /3 pieces of dry red chili
  • Light soya sauce 1 tablespoon
  • Dark soya sauce 2 tablespoons
  • Salt as per taste but add a little first
  • Water 2 cups

Roast the pork with the above ingredients preferably in a pressure cooker till soft. I usually do it in a non stick pot. Don’t cut out the fat . Once done, remove and cut in slices with one layer fat then meat. Keep aside

The Roast Chili Pork Method

  • Chopped onion (or shredded)
  • Chopped capsicum (or shredded)
  • Sliced green chili
  • Soya sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 table spoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon white cooking wine 

For the veggie stir fry use your own ingredients, I put the below mentioned.

  • Bokchoi. If you don’t get Bok Choi use Chinese cabbage
  • Mustard leaf (Sarsu Saag)
  • White mushrooms
  • Chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • A little chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper.

Just stir fry the ingredients

Where making chicken stock is concerned, as I mentioned earlier, the best stock is from fresh chicken bones. But To get good stock from chicken where you can see a layer of oil floating on top, you need to boil bones from the thigh and leg portion or the hips back and wings. Don’t use the breast portion of the chicken for stock as it may not be as strong unless you don’t have anything else with you.


For white cooking wine you can try the stores and supplies section at new market where you get good imported stuff at great prices or else you can buy Chinese rice wine locally made by Pou Chong brothers in Sun Yat Sen Street or the old Chinatown.

For a great starter you could try one of my favorite items and that is Szechuan tossed wontons. Click here to go to the recipe. Now I haven’t really described how to make wontons but those living in Kolkata don’t need to bother because you get ready made wonton skins from Pou Chong suppliers in china town. You get it in the shops selling raw noodles on the road perpendicular to the clock tower adjacent to new market just after the piggeries and fruit sellers.

A Video on How to Make Wonton Skins

 However if you want to purchase the best quality wonton skins as well as skins to make spring rolls then you need to go to this address which is just before St Anthony’s Church in Market street.  You need to go before 9am as that is the best time to get these guys. Most of their production is based on orders and not retail selling. You can also get some amazing tofu and awesome quality egg noodles at wholesale rates. P & J Company (Pintu Saha) 137/1/1 Collin Street Kolkata 700016. Ph 9433090593. Ok I suppose that’s it for today. 

If you’re looking for some good kitchen linen and table cloth for an ethnic look this festive season, then try these out. They are worth it.