Hainanese Pork Chop
In today’s world of culinary, fusion between Chinese and Western dishes have taken over by storm. And here we have a well-loved recipe to share with you - Hainanese Pork Chop, brought to you by Home cook Jasmine Ong. A delightful indulgence perfect for the weekend. The pork chop is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Drizzled with the tomato-based gravy and mixed vegetables, it makes the dish more appetising and enhances the texture in every bite.
Pork Marinade
  • 300g pork loincut into 100g per pieces
  • 1/2tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2tsp five spice powder
  • a dash of white pepper
  • 1tbsp fermented beansaka tau cheo, mash a little
  • 3/4tbsp sugar
  • 1/2tsp sesame oil
  • 3cloves garlicminced
  • 1tbsp water
  • 8slices cream crackersplace them in a Ziploc bag and crush it into fine pieces
  • 2 eggsbeaten
  • 3tbsp Del Monte mixed vegetables
  • 1small onionthinly sliced
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • a dash of white pepper
  • 3tbsp Del Monte ketchup sauce
  • 1/2tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4tbsp sugar
  • 1/2tsp chicken stock powder
  • 125ml warer
  • corn flour mixture1 tbsp corn flour + ½ tbsp water
Prepare and marinade the pork for at least 1 hr
  1. Butterfly the pork. Use the back of the knife to pound both sides of the meat vertically to tenderise the meat.
  2. Place the meat in a bowl and add in all the seasoning. Mix it evenly, cling wrap and transfer to the chiller to marinate for at least 1 hr.
Prepare to deep fry the pork
  1. Take the meat out from the chiller and leave it in room temperature for 20 mins. #Tip: This will allow the meat to be cooked thoroughly.
  2. Remove visible pieces of fermented bean on the meat which can be quite salty.
  3. Pour the beaten egg over the meat. Coat it evenly.
  4. Coat the meat with the crushed cracker. Set aside.
  5. In a wok, heat up 800ml oil. #Tip: To test whether the oil is ready, dip a wooden chopstick into the middle of the oil. The oil is ready when bubbles are formed on the chopstick.
  6. Fry the meat one by one, till it’s golden brown.
  7. Remove from wok, set aside on a plate lined with kitchen towel.
Cook the gravy
  1. Heat up the frying pan with 1 tbsp oil. Add in garlic and onion, stir fry till fragrant.
  2. Add in Del Monte mixed vegetables and stir fry for 1 min.
  3. Add in the seasoning except for the corn flour mixture. Mix well and let it simmer for 3 mins.
  4. Add in corn flour mixture to thicken the sauce.
Assemble and serve
  1. Scoop rice on a plate. Arrange the pork slices. Spoon sauce over. The sauce can also be served separately.