Steamed Chinese Pork with Salted Eggs

    50 min

    This is a traditional Chinese favourite. Seasoned pork mince is steamed with salted duck eggs. Serve with freshly cooked rice, if desired.

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    Makes: 2 - 3 servings

    • 300g boneless and skinless pork, chopped until minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • 2 salted duck eggs, separated
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons groundnut oil
    • water as needed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • chicken stock as needed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Combine the pork with salt, MSG, 1 tablespoon salted egg white, cornflour, pepper, groundnut oil and a little bit of water and mix well. Shape into a thick burger and transfer to a heat-proof dish.
    2. Lightly spread the egg yolks over the pork. Steam over medium heat for at least 30 minutes or until cooked through.
    3. Meanwhile, mix together a little chicken stock with soy sauce. Drizzle this sauce over the pork when cooked. Serve immediately.


    Salted duck eggs and monosodium glutamate can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.

    Cook's note

    You can use minced pork if you wish. However, hand-chopped pork will give a better texture.

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