I was so happy to get my pork belly (remember the one with a nipple on it?) from the wet market yesterday morning. I watched the video over and over again on how to make siu yoke. I marinated it overnight and woke up early this morning – to poke the pork before my girl wakes up. SADLY, my oven broke down. The last thing that went into it was my hubby’s toast bread! *sob*
So, I pressure cooker it – using bake mode, twice, in hope that it will turn out siu yoke. Sadly again, the skin did not crisp. So, I got this crazy idea of putting into the breadmaker, which I did. While it did bake in it, the temperature isn’t high enough to crisp the skin. It was baked twice – until the breadmaker refused to bake (too hot) – I was praying that the breadmaker did not burnt (fortunately it didn’t, I tested it later). Then I tried pan frying the top part – so the end result is the ugly one on the top left. I tried cutting it – no crispy sound on the skin – but it is cooked. So, the one on top right is the ugly ones that I sliced off forcefully.
Grrr… So I planned to stew it with yam. I added fermented bean curd and so the saltiness (together with the pork which was by itself salty). I had to add sawi to neutralise some of the saltiness. And so the final dish came out!
Whatever… We going to eat it anyway. To be served with pressure cooker Mediterranean styled rice. My girl will be having the leftover stew pumpkin and mushrooms with miso paste from lunch. This dish definitely doesn’t suit her at all.
So, hey, I do face disappointments in the kitchen and the end result could be ‘i-duno-what-it-is’, but I am still posting it.
I thought of not getting an oven for the time being since I would not have time to bake next year, but my hubby says – ‘why not’? So, not sure yet if we would have a new oven soon, until further discussion!
1. Stew pumpkin and mushroom with miso paste – for my girl
2. Stir fry okra – for myself
3. Pan fried ‘lobak’ (bought from wet market yesterday)
Served with leftover briyani rice