Steamed Minced Pork

Steamed Minced Pork – Easy!

Steamed Minced Pork is one of the simplest comfort food to make. Mum made this dish very often when I was young and I was never sick of eating it. Steamed Minced Pork is one of those dishes that come to mind whenever I run out of ideas on what to cook for dinner. I love that tender pork with the delicious sauce.

To make a really tender steamed pork, the trick is to mix in cornflour and water, a few spoonfuls at a time. This will not only add tenderness but more importantly produce lots of that delicious sauce.



  • 250 gm minced pork – marinade with:
    • 1 Tbsp Tianjin preserved cabbage
    • 1 Tbsp light soya sauce
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 Tbsp cooking wine
    • 1/2 bowl of water
    • 1 Tbsp cornflour
    • 1 Tbsp cooked oil
  • Seasoning:
    • 1 Tbsp cooked oil (preferably infused with garlic)
    • 1 Tbsp light soya sauce
    • Dash of white pepper
    • Fried onion


1. Marinade minced pork with preserved cabbage, light soya sauce, sesame oil, sugar and cooking wine. Mix well.

2. Add water, a couple of spoonfuls at a time, and mix well.

3. Stir in cornflour.

4. Continue to mix in water until a wet spongy texture is achieved. Adding water will add tenderness to the pork  as well as produce lots of sauce. Pile the pork up high in a soup plate, do not press on the pork.

5. Add a Tbsp of cooked oil. Place in a steamer and steam for 30 mins.

6. After 30 mins, add seasoning: garlic infused oil, light soya sauce, white pepper and fried onion.

7. Cover and continue to steam for another 5 mins. It’s ready! Serve hot.


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