Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ginger Sesame Pork Chops

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During my confinement month, one of my cell ladies cooked this delicious dish of Sesame and Ginger Pork Chops for me. 

It was very appetizing, and also a simple dish to cook.  Make sure you use shoulder loin, which is a lean cut yet tender and juicy.  This dish is now a staple on our family dinner repertoire.   

Ginger Sesame Pork Chops
Serves 3

  • 200g of pork shoulder loin 
  • 1 thumb size knob of young ginger, grated
  • 5 slices of young ginger, julienned into very thin strips
  • 1/2 tbspn of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • Dash of salt, pepper and 5 spice powder
  • Dash of Chinese cooking wine

1.  Using the back of the knife, lightly pound the meat to further tenderise and flatten it

2.  Squeeze the juice from the grated ginger and pour onto the meat, along with the soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and Chinese cooking wine.  Marinade it for 2 hours or more. 

3.  Heat the sesame oil and gently fry the ginger strips until golden.  Remove and set aside.

4.  Drizzle a little more sesame oil and pan fry the meat until cooked.  Pour all the seasonings in and bring to a quick boil.  Top with the ginger strips and serve immediately.


  1. One can never go wrong with ginger and meat. I love the taste and fragrance of fried ginger. I am sure this ginger sesame pork chops taste absolutely divine.

  2. Esther , your very appetizing dish reminds me of the Thai-inspired pork chop that I make sometime , the only thing lacking is some smashed lemongrass and garlic :D

  3. Esther, this is good! Ginger and sesame oil is a great combination and I'll eat confinement food anytime :)

  4. Hi, happened to chance upon your blog...this dish reminds me of my confinement days long, long you for sharing this.

  5. HI Esther,
    I love this kinda of comfort dish. It is nourishing and delicious.
    One can eat extra plate of rice with this ..hehe


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