Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sweet and Sour Pork plus Cookbook Giveaway by Rasa Malaysia

Today I am so happy to share with you one of our family's favourite recipe from Bee's new cookbook, Easy Chinese Recipes (recipe and photos credited to Rasa Malaysia). If you still remember I did mentioned in facebook(HERE) sometime back regarding the launch of her new cookbook in Singapore. And here my friend Bee kindly offer to share with us this recipe (origin from Easy Chinese Recipes) as well as a complimentary copy of her new cookbook to one of the lucky SINGAPORE readers from this blog.

Sweet-and-Sour Pork, the ubiquitous and arguably one of the most well known Chinese pork dishes, is Cantonese in origin. The secret of an authentic Sweet-and-Sour Pork dish is in the perfect balance of the sweet versus sour flavor of the sauce. Now you can master this flavorsome dish with Bee's (Rasa Malaysia) tested recipe below and more tips on her cookbook.

Serves 4 as part of a multicourse meal 
Ingredients:
8 oz (250 g) pork tenderloin, pork butt, or pork neck
Oil, for deep-frying
2 tablespoons oil, for stir-frying
1 clove garlic, minced
½ small red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces
½ small green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces
½ small onion, quartered
1 slice canned pineapple ring, cut into pieces
2 green onions (scallions), white parts only, cut into 2 in (5 cm) lengths
½ cup (125 ml) Sweet-and-Sour Sauce (page 30)

Marinade:
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon Chinese rice wine or sherry

Frying Batter:
½ cup (65 g) all-purpose flour, sifted
¼ cup (35 g) cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg white
¹/³ cup (80 ml) water
1 tablespoon oil Pinch of salt

Method:- 
1. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and marinate with the Marinade ingredients for 15 minutes.

2. Mix all the ingredients in the Frying Batter until well combined. Add the marinated pork into the Frying Batter, stir to evenly coat with the batter.

3. Heat 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) of the oil in a wok or stockpot to 350°F (175°C) for deep-frying.

4. Gently drop the pork into the oil and loosen them up immediately with the spatula to prevent the pork from clumping together.

5. Deep-fry them to a light golden brown or until the batter becomes crispy.

6. Dish out with a strainer or slotted spoon, draining the excess oil by laying the pork on a dish lined with paper towels. Discard or reserve the oil for use in another recipe.

7. To stir-fry, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat.

8. Add the garlic and stir-fry to a light brown before adding the peppers, onion, pineapple, and green onion.

9. Stir the ingredients a few times and then add the Sweet-and-Sour Sauce. As soon as the Sweet-and-Sour Sauce thickens, add the fried pork into the wok or skillet.

10. Stir continuously until all the ingredients are well coated with the sauce. Dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Cook’s Note:
If you feel that the frying batter is too thick, add a little more water to it. To make the pork extra crispy, increase the temperature of the oil and deep-fry a second time. If you like more sauce, double the portion of the Sweet-and-Sour Sauce.

As mentioned I am so happy that Bee from Rasa Malaysia agreed to offer 1 Lucky reader from SINGAPORE a "Complimentary Copy" of her NEW cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes published by Tuttle Publishing at a retail price of S$32.00 (before GST). If you are keen in learning more about these easy Chinese Recipes, do grab a copy of this cookbook at any of the major bookstores in Singapore or order online HERE.

To enter the draw, leave a comment on why you would like to win this cookbook together with a valid email address on the comment form and the lucky winner will be randomly chosen. And in order to increase your extra chances on winning you can also choose either 1 or ALL of the bonus below:-

~ Like Rasa Malaysia on Facebook. Leave 1 extra comment for this.

~ Share this post on Tweeter. Leave 1 extra comment for this.

~ Share this post on your Facebook. Leave 1 extra comment for this.

~ Like Cuisine Paradise on Facebook. Leave 1 extra comment for this.


Closing Date for the above Giveaway will be on Sunday, 18 September 2011(2359 Hours). Result will be announce on 19 September 2011, Noon. Good luck everyone!!!! Have fun!


Note:- 
For OVERSEAS readers, you can join a similar giveaway of this cookbook at Rasa Malaysia and My Cooking Hut website respectively.


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{Updated on 19th September 2011}

GIVEAWAY RESULT!!!!!




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56 comments:

  1. I would like to win this cookbook so that mom can cook more delicious food for me.

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  2. Winnilicious14/9/11 12:31 pm

    Done all. I hope the cookbook is mine. (I'm a poor cook - I follow recipe else can't cook. =/)

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  3. My kids love lemon chicken but I always prefer sweet and sour pork!  This is a great recipe and it was really delicious.  Thanks for sharing the recipe Ellena and Bee!

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  4. I love to prepare family favorite dishes and this book seems perfect!  loh_waifong@hotmail.com

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  5. Would love thsi book as I love chinese food:)Sweet and sour pork is one of my favourites.This here looks so yummy:)

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  6. This looks absolutely yummy! I'd love to win the cookbook, cos I bought one from Kino, but decided to give it away to a friend for her housewarming and I need one more for myself! :D

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  7. Oh and I tweeted this as well :D

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  8. one of my favorite is sweet and sour pork, I also love the free cookbook too but I guess it is offered only in Malaysia.

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  9. ooohhhh.... Sweet & Sour Pork is 1 of the most popular dish in my home... Would love to win the cookbook coz I hope to be able to cook more than just egg and vegeables!!  Also something my fussy husband will eat...

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  10. Parsley Sage14/9/11 8:09 pm

    I'm just gonna have to get this cookbook! I made her Lemon Chicken recipe this weekend after spotting it on another blog and it was incredible.  This looks delicious too!

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  11. Chin oi lin14/9/11 9:32 pm

    such a fabulous cookbook of course I could like to have a copy

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  12. Chin oi lin14/9/11 9:34 pm

    Like Rasa Malaysia on Facebook.

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  13. Chin oi lin14/9/11 9:34 pm

    Like Cuisine Paradise on Facebook.

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  14. Chin oi lin14/9/11 9:36 pm

    Share this post on your Facebook.done

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  15. My daughter like sweet and sour pork so much, I would like to have book to master the dish and cook for her and also she can take this opportunity to learn to cook from this cookbook

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  16. i want to win this cookbook because i want to cook a nice meal for my parents :) joytpooh@hotmail.com

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  17. Oh I just saw this cookbook at the book store two days ago. Love all the recipes in there :)

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  18. been following both of your blogs closely & hope I win this giveaway, thank you.

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  19. likes both Cuisine Paradise & Rasa Malaysia! :)

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  20. Hopes to see a cookbook from Cuisine Paradise soon too! ;)

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  21. Chin oi lin15/9/11 10:20 am

    another day another chance thank you and good luck

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  22. I plan to start a cooking journey with my kids and hubby.  With daddy home next week, The boys will cook a meal for the ladies in the house and the girls will follow thru the next week to cook a meal for the gentlemen in the house.  Hopefully our new arrangement will spur interest in the kitchen.  So this book will be handy.

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  23. Lynnchanyuanru15/9/11 1:21 pm

    hope to make more good food from you and your friends.
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  24. Hope to win this cookbok so I can prepare a quick and easy and healthy meal for my daughter instead of always packing food for her :)
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  25. Chin oi lin15/9/11 9:06 pm

    another day another chance

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  26. Why I wanna win:Ive NEVER been able to cook a decent dish ): Im a decent baker who owns many baking books, but none cookbooks because i dont dare to venture into that area. Hoping this book will help me leave my comfort zone and cook nice dishes (:
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  27. Liked Rasa Malaysia on Facebook (:

    "Why I wanna win: Ive NEVER been able to cook a decent dish ): Im a decent baker who owns many baking books, but none cookbooks because i dont dare to venture into that area. Hoping this book will help me leave my comfort zone and cook nice dishes (:
    theonecookiee@gmail.com" 
    Ive NEVER been able to cook a decent dish ): Im a decent baker who owns many baking books, but none cookbooks because i dont dare to venture into that area. Hoping this book will help me leave my comfort zone and cook nice dishes (:theonecookiee@gmail.com"
     

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  28. Liked Cuisine Paradise on Facebook. (:

    "Why I wanna win:Ive NEVER been able to cook a decent dish ): Im a decent baker who owns many baking books, but none cookbooks because i dont dare to venture into that area. Hoping this book will help me leave my comfort zone and cook nice dishes (:theonecookiee@gmail.com"
    Ive NEVER been able to cook a decent dish ): Im a decent baker who owns many baking books, but none cookbooks because i dont dare to venture into that area. Hoping this book will help me leave my comfort zone and cook nice dishes (:
    theonecookiee@gmail.com"

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  30. Want to cook something delicious for my family!

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  34. look like good recipe book. so want to try to win

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  38. Hi, I hope to win the book. Had been following your blog and rasa blog. Her recipes are simple to follow and I am sure with this book it will help me to improve my cooking.

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  39. I want to win this cookbook because I love Chinese food but I can't cook well. Would really like to learn cooking some dishes for my family and friends. :)

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  40.  Like Rasa Malaysia. Sze Nee. 

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  42. Loved both your recipes and Rasa's recipes. The photos on Rasa's blog is taken beautifully and it just makes you want to try out the recipes. Had been following her blog when she introduced the nyonya recipes till she ventured out to baking cakes etc. I would be thrilled to be able to win a copy of her cookbook. alice_esy@hotmail.com

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  43. Making good and tasty dishes is always expected to be time-consuming, requiring a lot of complicated procedures. I am sure I will change my mind after winning and reading 'Easy Chinese Recipes' cookbook!!!

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  44. I missed my mummy's homecooked food ever since I got married. Now I have 2 children of my own, I would like to learn to cook dishes so that my children n husband would love my homecooked food n for them to remember their mummy cook delicious food when they grow up to have their own family. That's my reason for wanting to win this cookbook.

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  45. i want to win so i can try cooking chinese food.

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    liked cuisine paradise

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  48. I love Chinese food and am a fan of Bee's web site and would love to win this cookbook in order to learn how to cook Chinese dishes.

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  49. Have liked Cuisine Paradise on FB

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  50. Have liked Rasa Malaysia on FB

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  51. Have posted on FB

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  52. Chin oi lin18/9/11 7:28 pm

    yes i want to win this fabulous cook book

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  53. i love food =DD

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  54. I want try easy and yummy recipes! sick of those so complicated and not nice..

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  55. I want to learn how to cook those dishes in that cook book.

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