Chinese New Year was the theme, and I was responsible for mains this time. My Mum makes an amazing dish or pork belly and taro in a five spice/soy braise. My attempt to recreate this wasn't too bad at all, but instead of taro, I used shiitake mushrooms. ooh, just talking about it makes me want to bury my face in a bowl of that sticky, dangerously dark stew of pork belly!!
I also tried out an eggplant salad, steamed till slippery soft and ready to soak up the perky dressing of black vinegar, sesame oil, Xiao Hsing wine and soy sauce. A nice summery salad.
Honey Prawns, my style!