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Steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs.

Steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs.

Chinese steamed ground pork is probably the dish that makes me think of my Mom the most every time I am not feeling well. She will diligently make this dish and serve it with plain congee. It’s a dish that is guaranteed to make me feel instantly better and healthier. :)

For the plainest execution of the recipe, you can get away without any salted duck eggs and it will still be a delicious dish. But Mom’s version has these salted duck eggs, so I always make mine following her recipe.

Ingredients for steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs: ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch, ground white pepper, sugar, water, boiled salted duck eggs, scallions, and cilantro.

Ingredients for steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs: ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch, ground white pepper, sugar, water, boiled salted duck eggs, scallions, and cilantro.

Ingredients for Chinese steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs.

This recipe needs ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch, ground white pepper, sugar, water, and boiled salted duck eggs.

Salted duck eggs

In a typical Chinese/Asian market, you should be able to get raw duck eggs, raw salted duck eggs, and boiled salted duck eggs. Be sure to pick up boiled salted duck eggs for this recipe.

If you do pick up raw salted duck eggs, please follow my guide to change the recipe to use this instead of boiled salted duck eggs.

Light soy sauce

There are two varieties of Chinese soy sauce: light soy sauce and dark soy sauce. Every time you see a recipe for a Chinese dish that simply calls for soy sauce, it usually means light soy sauce.

My favorite brand for light soy sauce is Pearl River Bridge and Kimlan, but you can use Kikkoman soy sauce too.

(1) Mix ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch/cornstarch, ground white pepper, sugar, and water. (2) Add in chopped salted duck eggs. (3) Transfer to a steamer proof bowl. (4) Steam over medium heat for 30 minutes.

(1) Mix ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch/cornstarch, ground white pepper, sugar, and water. (2) Add in chopped salted duck eggs. (3) Transfer to a steamer proof bowl. (4) Steam over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Step-by-step to prepare this steamed pork dish

Mix ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch/cornstarch, ground white pepper, sugar, and water. Please stir until the ground pork mixture has absorbed all the water and there is no standing liquid.

Add in chopped salted duck eggs and stir to distribute the eggs evenly in the ground pork mixture. Transfer to a steam-proof bowl.

Prepare a steamer over medium heat. Make sure there is enough boiling water for a 30 minutes steam and make sure there is plenty of steam before you start steaming. Steam the ground pork mixture over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Remove the steamed pork from the steamer. Garnish with chopped scallions and/or cilantro, and serve hot with steamed white rice or plain congee.

Steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs, cut into 8 pieces, and garnish with scallions and cilantro.

Steamed ground pork with salted duck eggs, cut into 8 pieces, and garnish with scallions and cilantro.

Adapting the recipe to use raw salted duck eggs

Crack open salted duck eggs and separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Gently pinch with your fingers to break the egg yolks into smaller pieces.

Mix ground pork, light soy sauce, sesame oil, tapioca starch/cornstarch, ground white pepper, sugar, and water. Stir until all the water is fully absorbed by the ground pork mixture and there is no standing liquid. Then transfer to a steam-proof bowl.

Pour the egg whites over the ground pork mixture. Scatter and press the egg yolk pieces into the ground pork mixture as evenly as possible.

Again, steam the ground pork for 30 minutes in a steamer.

The broth of this steamed pork dish is very flavorful, goes perfectly with steamed white rice or congee.

The broth of this steamed pork dish is very flavorful, goes perfectly with steamed white rice or congee.