Steamed Minced Pork with Preserved Vegetables梅菜蒸肉饼méi cài zhēng ròu bǐng

coverDon’t be deceived by its looks. The well-loved home-cooked Chinese dish is just comforting and flavorful. Serve it with plain white rice and a simple stir-fried green vegetable for an easy, healthy and satisfying dinner. Be sure to spoon the glorious juices over the rice.

Serves 2-4

  • 250g                     ground pork (30% fat in minimum) and ideally cut by hand猪肉末(7成瘦)
  • 3 tablespoons   water in room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon     sesame oil香油
  • ½ tablespoon    light soy sauce生抽
  • 1 tablespoon     corn starch淀粉
  • 1 teaspoon      caster sugar白糖
  • ¼ teaspoon        ground white pepper 白胡椒粉
  • 1 teaspoon         ginger, minced姜末
  • ½ tablespoon   cooking oil (optional)
  • 80g                       preserved vegetables 梅菜  (pickled of Chinese mustards)
  • 1 tablespoon     spring onion,葱末, for garnishIMG_5792.JPG


  1. Soak the preserved vegetables in water for 10 minutes, then wash it and cut into small pieces.
  2. Add all the ingredients and seasoning (except spring onions) into a big bowl, use chopsticks and stir vigorously in one direction until the pork has a sticky texture.IMG_6068.JPG
  3. Spread the meat out into a circle in a shallow dish that will fit into your streamer. Cover the dish with a plate or aluminium foil, place it in a steamer and steam high heat for 15 -20 minutes. IMG_6069.JPG
  4. Remove the dish from the steamer. Sprinkle with minced onion and serve.



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