Mui Choy Chue Yuk (braised mui choy with pork slices) is a favourite dish amongst many of us. Most times they're cooked with pork belly or at times chicken. There are two types of mui choy (a type of preserved vegetable) - salty or sweet. We usually use the sweet one cos they're not exactly sweet per se as the salty one tends to be overly salty.
To prepare the mui choy, one need to rinse the mui choy carefully, going thru the leaves as there may be sands tucked in there. Next soak them for say 30 minutes or more to get rid of the saltiness before chopping them up for usage.
Cooking Mui Choy Chue Yuk is pretty simple. Marinade lean pork strips with some soy sauce, sesame oil and some cornflour. Heat some oil in a wok and fry the pork strips a bit till they're cooked. Add in the mui choy and stir. Pour in some water and adjust seasonings by adding dark soy sauce or abalone sauce (usually it's oyster sauce but since it's confinement food, oyster sauce is omitted). Place the lid on and braise on low heat for 20 mins or until pork and mui choy are tender. Alternatively, this dish can be cooked with chicken meat. For a healthier dish, you can steam them instead.
This is usually how my meal looked like at my parents', very simple. One dish, in this case Mui Choy Chue Yuk; blanched vegetables mixed with some sesame oil and soy sauce; and rice (pictured was 10 grains rice) plus the standard soup.
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