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Minced pork with mixed vegetables aka 4 Heavenly Kings


Minced pork with mixed vegetables aka 4 Heavenly kings  .......... so this dish must be fit for a king!   No, no, it's only a simple stir-fry dish of mince meat and 4 types of vegetables of your choice.   The heavenly kings refer to the 4 Canto pop singers of Hong Kong and I really have no inkling  how this name came about.

This dish is normally cooked with sambal belacan and it should be slightly spicy.  However, in this case I tweaked it a bit and used preserved bean paste and served it with plain white porridge ......... simply delectable!



I used 4 angle beans, long beans, okra and brinjal with a little bit of red chilly for colour.



Also some dried shrimps, minced pork which has been marinated and some chopped garlic.







A simple dish of stir-fried vegetables, crispy and crunchy fit enough for a King!


Recipe for Minced pork with mixed vegetables aka 4 Heavenly Kings

Ingredients
  • 170 gm mince pork
  • 15 gm dried shrimps
  • 5 pips garlic, chopped
  • 140 gm brinjal
  • 50 gm okra
  • 90 gm 4 angle beans
  • 80 gm long beans
  • 1 red chilly
  • 2  tsp preserved bean paste - 'tau cheong'
  • Oil for frying
Seasoning for mince pork
  • 1  tsp cornflour
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1  tsp sugar
  • 1  tbsp oyster sauce
Marinate the mince pork with the above seasoning for an hour or more.

Preparation
  1. Cut up the brinjal, long beans, okra and 4 angle beans into bite size.
  2. Saute the chopped garlic with some oil till fragrant, add in the dried shrimps, preserved bean paste and the mince pork, stir-fry.
  3. Once the pork is semi cooked, add in the brinjal and sprinkle in some water when the dish is too dry.
  4. Stir-fry till the brinjals are a bit soft, then toss in the long beans followed by the okra and finally the 4 angle  beans, sprinkling in more water when necessary.  Toss in the cut chilly as well.
  5. Add salt, sugar and light soya sauce to taste.
  6. Dish out and serve with rice or plain white porridge.

Comments

  1. I LOVE recipes like this. I would probably use turkey instead but the recipe sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have been seeing this dish in the Chinese paper very often, thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I love green beans! Today I again stir-fry some green beans for the dinner.

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  4. WOW!4 types of vege together? This is really superb healthy and I really love it.

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  5. That's a very delicious meal for an evening meal. I miss the 4 angled beans. This dish is great with rice....yum

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  6. Sook
    You are most welcome, mmm, turkey meat sounds interesting!

    3 hungry tummies
    Ya, the name is attracting attention.

    Angie
    Yes, crunchy and healthy.

    pigpigscorner
    And more rice too!

    Anncoo
    Yup, 4 heavenly kings!

    Mary
    Yes, 'tambah nasi'!

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  7. Ha ha ha, 4 heavenly kings....luckily you didn't name it Alam Tam Minced Pork! LOL!

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  8. I can eat the whole plateful all by myself...without the rice:D
    Looks so delicious!

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  9. Cheah..that was a lovely dish. I could have the whole plate to myself. I used to order this from the shop, but they have ' stinking beans'/ petai in it. I laughed at Pete's comment LOL!

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  10. Pete
    Alam Tam is not one of the 4 Heavenly Kings if I'm not mistaken... they are Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai and Jacky Cheung.

    Jeannie
    Yes, me too!

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  11. Elin
    Yup, he got mistaken. I don't mind petai but find it very heaty, sometimes I like to add some bean curd puffs in it.

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  12. The 4 heavenly kings. Are they still as popular?

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  13. Woooo....a lot of veggies...I like!

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  14. penny
    I think they must be in their late 40's. I suppose they're still quite popular, really have no clue!

    tigerfish
    Ya, I like veggies too especially now, having consumed so much meat, seafood lately .......

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