I've been trying to re-create a dish that we enjoy at our favorite Chinese place, Chaina.
It is a little spicy, a little sweet and great with pork and veggies. My first try was close but too spicy.
This time around, Satoshi said it was good though he now says that Chaina's version is sweeter.
Kat's Spicy Pork & Veggies: serves 2
Here's the sauce I used:
1/2 onion, sliced thin
3 eringi, sliced
1/2 carrot, sliced thin
1/4 cabbage, cut into bite sized pieces
150 grams pork, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
Sauce: 3/4 teaspoon tobanjan (chili paste)
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Japanese miso
1 tablespoon tenmenjan (Chinese miso)
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons sake (rice wine)
2 tablespoons water
several shakes of Chinese 5-spice
Heat pan on medium w/oil
add pork, onion, carrot, eringi & cabbage
coat well with oil
when meat is browned, add sauce
Turn heat up to high and let liquid evaporate.
Serve with rice.
NOTES: I'm happy with this version, it isn't as sweet as Chaina's but it has just the right amount of heat and flavor.
I'm making this again.