The pork was marinated with sesame oil and five spiced powder
Ingredients to brown with marinated pork before transferred to pot to stew:
4 bulbs of garlic, skin removed (couldn’t find roasted garlic, so used normal ones)
One slice ginger
One cinnamon stick
5 star anise
1 tbsp molasses sugar
After transferred the browned ingredients to pot, add water, dried shiitake mushroom (soaked) and can button mushrooms. Let it stew for 30 – 40 minutes before adding tah pok, Enoki mushrooms and fu chok. Let it boil for another 10-15 minutes.
I served it hot and pour over Chinese lettuce.
*I accidentally slept while stewing (as my girl wanted to be nursed and I was having slight flu) and nearly risked burning the kitchen – plus killed myself and my girl – sorry, drama. Fortunately, I put quite some water and stove was low in fire. It boiled for close to an hour.
I was also pondering whether to put in herbs as I read toddler probably can take herbs after 3 years old. Then I asked for opinion from my friend – she said ‘if you are not sure, then don’t put, further more your girl has eczema, don’t risk it.’ Good reminder to myself! The garlic actually helps a lot with the taste.
The butcher got me the correct pork – it was quite soft and my girl likes it actually. I just told her, a little fat and for stewing.