Pan-fried Pork Slices with Cucumber
You must be wondering why I'm missing from the blogosphere again. Well, so much has happened last month and that includes an unexpected trip back to Singapore, went through the grief of losing my mother to cancer and then a few days after the funeral, I returned to Taipei and spent another week on house-moving. It was physically and mentally exhausting to say the least. Now that everything has settled down, I think it's time to get back on my feet and start blogging again.
Two months ago, I was given two cookbooks by my Japanese language teacher and when I went through the recipes, I chanced upon this extremely easy pan-fried pork slices with cucumber recipe. All you have to do is to prepare some shabu-shabu pork slices (i.e. rinse and pat dry), lightly seasoned with salt and set aside while you prepare the cucumbers. Cut the cucumbers into 5-cm sections, and follow by cutting each section vertically into halves. Make a cut again in the opposite direction and you will get 4 strips out of each 5-cm section. Wrap the pork slices around cucumber strips, heat up a wok with a tablespoon of oil, pan-fried the pork & cucumber strips until golden brown on each side, and then season with black pepper before dishing out the strips.
In my opinion, the recipe is definitely a no-brainer but it's so yummy that my pork-loving hubby gave it two thumps up!