Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice


Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice (焗豬扒飯) is a classic in Hong Kong cafe. Who wouldn’t like pork chop with fried rice in tomato sauce and top with melted cheese? It is everyone’s favorite. It is a all-in-one casserole dish.

If you ask the people who have left Hong Kong for a while, what food they miss the most in Hong Kong, many of them would tell you cafe style food. Many Hong Kong cafe dishes are influenced by the west, like the use of tomato sauce, cream, cheese, and pasta. With the combination of Chinese ingredients and cooking style, these dishes are unique and special. They are definitely not too easy to find in the US, especially with that kind of fusion flavors. Therefore I tried to make them at home. After a few tries, I am very happy with this baked pork chop with fried rice recipe. It was good and it tasted very close to the flavors that I remember.

Give this a try and get a taste of Hong Kong!

P.S. I have to thank my Hong Kong friends, Iris and Tony for giving me this cook book. Without it, I won’t be able to recreate many delicious Hong Kong food at home.

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Chicken and Cherry Tomato Quesadillas

Quesadilla is so easy to make, and it can be changed up with different ingredients. It is a perfect dinner during weeknight. This recipe was inspired by a college friend who made a quesadilla with cherry tomatoes and parsley. Instead of using parsley, I used cilantro. The flavor of cilantro is much stronger. The cherry tomatoes gave some sweetness and freshness to the cheesy quesadilla. It was delicious! Don’t forget the salsa, sour cream and guacamole!

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