Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Perfect combination - Roast Pork Belly and Steam Glutinous Rice

We invited Aunty W, Uncle S and Aunty R to our place for dinner last Saturday. This was the same group that joined us for the trip to California and Las Vegas in 2009. Uncle S loves to drink and the last time he came over, the two of us finished a whole bottle of 15yrs old malt whisky in a night.

For the Saturday session, I decided to cook 2 of my signature dishes that they really loved, roast pork belly and steam glutinous rice.

I have been using this Jamie Oliver recipe for the roast pork belly for a while now and it never disappoints. The 2.5 hours roast will reward you with a juicy and tender meat on the inside and crispy crackling on the outside. The meat is good on its own but goes really well with fresh green like rockets or wrapped in butterhead lettuce.

Roast Pork Belly
It was quite a tedious but rewarding process to prepare the steam glutinous rice. Cooking time was about 30 minutes but the cutting and preparation of the ingredients took more than an hour. Let me know if you are interested in this recipe of mine, satisfaction guaranteed!

Yummy sticky rice

Mango and Prawn Salad

Good food, wine and companion

We started the night with this delicious pink Champagne that Aunty W brought. Elegant, with color changing naturally from a pretty raspberry hint to salmon-pink. Serve at around 8°C and 10°C, the rose brut exhibits intensely fruity flavors. I love it...
The Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier

Few white wines have achieved the fame that Riesling has in Germany and this one from Schloss Schönborn is another good sweet fruity version. Bought from Denise wine at a 2-to-go promotion. If you like German Riesling, this is it. Supple, soft and delicious! Medium-bodied with ripe peaches, pears and pink grapefruit. Terrific finish.
Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett 2008

We bought a carton of this private selection Pinot Noir from Robert Mondavi last year at the Cold Storage wine fair. This is a lighter style red wine, with supple balance and soft tannins. Decent bottle ideal for party but not for your serious wine appreciation sessions.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir

We ended the night with the Kim Crawford Kawke's Bay Merlot (Wanted a sweet late harvest ending but the old folks decided to stop here and end with coffee) A rich and intense nose of ripe berry fruits. Ripe plum, and blackberry with spicy oak notes. Sweet plum and berry notes with smooth tannins and a long complex finish
Kim Crawford Small Parcel Hawke's Bay Merlot


  1. I would like to know your recipe for the sticky rice please. It looks delicious and I couldn't find it on your site.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Edgar! I have posted it here:


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