10Nov, 2023
Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉

Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉 – Eat What Tonight

Happy Lunar New Year ! One of the must-have during a Chinese New Year is leeks which is always in abundance during the festive. As the Chinese saying goes, 过年要吃蒜,人人有钱算, there’s an auspicious meaning to having leeks during the CNY hence you will certainly see many people adding leeks to their basket during this season. The price tends to fluctuates as well, with it being the most reasonable when nearer to the actual day. I bought them at around $4.50 per kg few days prior with it going down to $3ish the day before reunion.

My family usually tends to enjoy roast pork with leeks but for a change today, I had this Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks instead. I retain the pork belly water to cook it with the leeks thereafter and it makes the dish really fragrant. Leeks tend to shrink quite a fair bit upon cooking so what makes seems like a lot when you just add them into the wok might appear much lesser when they are cooked. So be sure to prep enough for the number of mouths you need to feed !

8Nov, 2023
Stir Fry Leeks with Scrambled Eggs & Roast Pork 蒜香煎蛋炒烧肉

One of the must have vegetables during the Lunar New Year will be leeks ! As the Chinese name of leeks implies prosperity, so most Chinese families will certainly stock up some leeks during the CNY without fail. Even if the price tends to be more expensive during the festive, you can do without most others but never for leeks vegetables. And the way most old folks love it will be to cook them with some roast pork. I added a little twist and colors to the dish today by incorporating some scrambled eggs as well to make it into a wholesome one-plater which you can easily enjoy with some plain white rice or congee. Simple as it may seem, but very fragrant and satisfying as a dish on itself.

Leeks need to be sliced diagonally to bring out its aroma and usually the white parts are the more tasty ones to enjoy. Hope you love leeks too and be sure to have more of it during this festive season !

Check out other recipes for leeks here :

Stir Fry Leek with Prawns & Mushrooms

Easy Stir Fried Leek 简易蚝油炒蒜

Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Leeks 蒜香回锅肉