How to Cook Chowking-Style Pork Chao Fan
Chowking is a popular fast-food restaurant chain in the Philippines. Offering many different Chinese dishes, their menu features vegetable, meat, and seafood meals along with choices of noodles and other dim sum dishes. Patrons can order their food à la carte, as a combo meal, or as a family platter. I tried to re-create the restaurant's famous rice bowl, which I call Chowking-style pork chao fan.
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 1/2 cup water spinach (kangkong), chopped
- 1/4 cup ground pork
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg, beaten
- spring onion, garnish
- cooking oil
- 1 large bowl
- 3 medium bowls
- 2 small bowls
- 1 small plate
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- chopping board
- In a pan, saute garlic and ground pork.
- Once the pork turned brown, add the chopped water spinach.
- Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Using the same pan, add small amount of oil and cook the leftover rice.
- Make a well at the center. Add a little bit of oil. Scramble the beaten egg.
- Add the pork and water spinach mixture.
- Pour in the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Mix thoroughly.
- Again, season it with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
Step-by-Step Procedure: Chowking-Style Pork Chao Fan
Tips and Techniques
- Use day-old rice.
- If leftover rice is not available, use freshly cooked rice. Allow it to cool down before adding it to this recipe.
- The flavor of different brands of oyster sauce may vary. Make sure to adjust the amount of it based on your preference.
- Serve with your favorite fried or steamed dim sum.
- Replace regular oil with sesame oil to create a different aroma and add flavor.
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