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Yuanbao Pork, Beijing-Hebei Style

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Category: Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 9 oz Lean and fat pork loin; with
  • -skin
  • 5 ts Soy sauce
  • 2 c Vegetable oil
  • 1 Clove star anise; crushed
  • 1 ts Fresh ginger; chopped
  • 1 ts Scallions; chopped
  • 1 tb Rice wine
  • 1/4 ts Salt; or to taste
  • 4 Eggs; hard-boiled


1. Boil the pork in water to cover until barely cooked. Remove,drain, and
coat with 1 tsp soy sauce.

2. Heat teh oil in a wok over a medium fire to very hot, add the pork and
deep-fry until small bubbles appear on the skin. Remove and let cool. Then
cut into slices, 1/8-inch thick, leaving some skin on each slice. Stack the
slices in a heat proof bowl, skin side down.

3. Sprinkle the star anise and ginger over the pork. Mix together with the
rice wine, salt, and 3 tsp of soy sauce, and pour over the pork. Place the
bowl in a steamer and steam over boiling water until thoroughly cooked,
about one hour.

4. While the pork steams, shell the eggs and soak them in 1 tsp soy sauce
for 10 minutes. Reheat the oil to moderatly hot and deep-fry the eggs until
golden brown. Drain, let cool slightly, and cut into halves.

5. Cover the bowl containing the pork with a serving dish turned upside
down. Invert the bowl so the pork slides onto the dish with skin side up.
Arrange the eggs around the pork and serve.

This dish gets its name from the eggs, which resemble yuan pao, the gold
ingots used as money in ancient times.

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