Malaysian & Singaporean Recipes

Spicy Steve's Malaysian & Singaporean Recipes

Babi Tempra

(Fried Pork with Lime Juice and Soy Sauce)
Pork is very popular in Nonya cuisine as it is with the Chinese. This dish is another good example of Nonya food in that the heavy dark soy sauce is used along with lime juice. It is not a particularly spicy dish and is really more of a mild stew. Cook it long and slow and let the flavours soak in. I think it tastes better made with chicken and reheated the next day.

1 lb pork, sliced
1 tsp chopped garlic
4 onions sliced thinly
4 fresh red chillies, sliced crosswise
5 Tbsp lime juice
4 Tbsp brown sugar
5 Tbsp dark soy sauce (Kecap Pekat)
3 Tbsp oil
½ tsp salt

1. Heat oil in wok. Add onions and garlic and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden.

2. Add chillies and then pork.

3. When pork is half cooked, add sugar, dark soy sauce, lime juice and salt.

4. Simmer for 45 minutes on low heat.

5. Serve with plain rice.