4 Recipes which are easy, quick and refreshing

We’ve tried some really easy recipes and would like to share with all. They are delicious, and healthy, so we hope you’ll like them. Do let us know how you went and if you have suggestions for us to improve on them.

Minced pork soy sauce gravy 

 

  • 200g minced pork
  • 500ml soy sauce (I used 2 types, a local brand and a Japanese brand) 
  • 150g sugar 

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a pot, stir to break up the minced pork, no clumps of meat should form. 
  2. Once the sauce boils, it’s done. This sauce is very salty and can be kept in the fridge for a long time and used for the next dish or others as a base sauce/ stock/ seasoning for different dishes. Please dilute or adjust taste when using.

Minced pork rice with onsen egg 

 

  • 1 tbsp minced pork soy sauce gravy
  • 1 handful chopped spring onion
  • 1 onsen egg (place egg in pot, fill with water, cook egg for 5min as soon as heat is turned on)
  • 1 small bowl steamed rice 

Directions 

  1. On rice, put all ingredients on top
  2. Stir everything together and it will look like Taiwanese braised meat rice (卤肉饭). If you prefer more meat, you may use 2 tbsp gravy as a base, add some stock and cook more meat in it.

 

Marinated eggplant (gajinamul) 

This is a Korean side dish, very light and refreshing.

 

  • 200g eggplant 
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 handful chopped spring onions 
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions 

  1. Cut eggplant into small pieces, steam for 5min and let it cool 
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl
  3. Add the cooled eggplant and mix everything well. Keeping it overnight in the fridge may enhance its flavors 

Virgin mojito 

Alcohol free mojito which is so refreshing, we could not stop drinking!

  

  1. 4 – 5 sprigs mint leaves  
  2. 10 small limes
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. 1 bottle ginger beer
  5. Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Squeeze the lime for their juices
  2. Tear the mint leaves and add to lime juice
  3. Add honey and muddle everything for mint to release the aroma
  4. Transfer all ingredients into a glass and add ginger beer, serve with ice

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