I’m almost all done with the stocking up of ingredients in the hostel kitchen. Just today, we managed to snatch up an even more estimable commodity: a bottle of Chinese marinade sauce! We didn’t even know such a sauce existed before. Not sure whether it’s cheap though – it was GBP2.99. But anything to make us happy during meal times is worth the amount spent. And when I say happy, it refers to anything that’s ‘home’. 🙂
- Minced beef: 100g
- Pork liver: 100g
- Marinade: 1 tsp corn starch, 1 tsp Chinese marinade sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil (x2 portions)
- Frying oil: 1 tbsp
- Onions: 1/2 small clove, chopped
- Ginger: 1cm, sliced thinly
- Leek: 1/2 stalk, sliced diagonally
- Chinese marinade sauce: 1.5 tbsp
- Sesame oil: 1 tsp
- Water: 3/4 cup
- Add 1 portion of corn starch, chinese marinade and sesame oil each to the beef and liver. Mix thoroughly and leave to marinade for 1 hr.
- Heat wok and oil. Stir-fry onions and ginger till fragrant.
- Add beef and fry till half-cooked.
- Add leeks and livers and stir-fry 1min.
- Add 1.5 tbsp Chinese marinade, 1 tsp sesame oil and 3/4 cup water. Leave to boil for 5min at low heat.
- Serve hot with rice.
- Buy a bottle of the marinade now! I was considering between a bottle of dark soya sauce and this marinade. The choice for the latter paid off! I’m going to drown all my eggs in this sauce soon to make braised eggs.
- Yes, you’re right, it’s THAT bottle in the background of the picture.
- The leeks found in the supermarkets here are simply fantastically fresh and huge! We got 3 stalks, without the leaves, for just GBP1! It’s so fresh that it makes cooking dishes a lot easier since the stalks cook very quickly. Not sure if these are available in Singapore though.