Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Recipe: Five Spice Ground Pork

Just figured this out for dinner. Came out well. Need to figure out some of the amounts of the seasonings.


  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 1/2 a clove of garlic minced
  • 6 inch slices of ginger (on the bias)
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • five-spice (五香料)
  • soy sauce
  • xiao shing rice wine
  • cooking oil (I like peanut oil)


  • Mix ground pork, garlic, sugar, sesame oil, five spice, soy sauce and rice wine together. Stop as soon as it is mixed well enough.
  • Heat up a wok or deep skillet with the cooking oil and ginger.
  • Once the ginger is frying well and has flavored the oil (you can just smell a little bit cooled down in a spoon), put in the pork.Keep breaking the pork up until it is all browned with no big chunks. Add more rice wine while it's cooking.
  • Taste it. Add more of whatever is missing. Repeat until perfect.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wine: Toasted Head Chardonnay 5/5

I don't have a sophisticated palate. It just tastes great. A little bit like caramelized sugar. One of my favorites. Maybe I'll update this someday to do it justice.