Saturday, May 15, 2010

Steamed Ground Pork With Cuttlefish/Yau Yee Cheng Gee Yoke

Before i proceed further with this text, i would like to apologise for my absence and would like to thank all the well wishes and prayers for my mom.  My Mom is now resting in peace and my daughter and me are glad that we get to spend a few days with her before she passed on.  My Mom was such a considerate person and she had never ever wanted to 'mah fan' her children especially me.  She must have wanted me to know that she is now in peace.  Thank you Mom for being such a lovely mother and bringing us up to be meaningful human beings, may you rest in peace.  I would like to thank all my siblings, their better half and children, and relatives who came from far and near and giving me an opportunity to connect to you all. Although we may be thousand of miles away, you all are always in my thoughts and have a special place in my heart.

This dish is one of the dish that my mom would cook and i would like to share this simple and yet so delicious served with white rice.  In the good old days before meat grinder or food processor, my mom would chop the pork with her cleaver, the one and only knife in the kitchen. Somehow pork chopped with a chinese cleaver tasted so much better when steamed, perhaps it is the love put in.


1/2 lb/8 ozs ground pork
1 piece of cuttlefish(tieu pean) - washed, soaked until soft and then shred.
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp tapioca starch/cornstarch
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
2 - 3 slices of ginger - shredded


Mix all the ingredients in  ceramic dish/plate which can fit in your rice cooker and put the shredded ginger on top.. Alternatively, you can use a regular steamer or a wok to steam this dish.

Put in this prepared dish on top of the rice when the rice is  not cooked totally and the rice cooker's cooked function is not done. You must put this dish in time so that the residue heat from the rice will cook the pork.

Remove from rice cooker and serve hot.



MaryMoh said...

Lily, I am so sorry to hear your mom passed away. My thoughts are with you. But I'm really glad to know that you managed to spend her last days with her. It must be hard to miss her but it's just so touching to know you cooked this lovely dish in sweet memory of such a wonderful mother. Please take care, Lily. Hugs from Scotland. Mary

Uncle Phil said...

Dear Lily,
Even though mere words can do little to comfort you at a time such as this, my wife and I want to let you know how much we sympathize with you in your bereavement. May the kind thoughts and sympathy of your friends and associates help to give you courage and fortitude.

Yours sincerely
Phil & Jo

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,
I am sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved mother and would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in this difficult time. May you be strong and comforted in knowing that your grief is shared by many and your mother will always stay in your heart and loving memories.
C Ling

Beachlover said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom..may god bless her soul..Hope you are alright grandma who is 88 year old now..still going strong...sometimes I wonder can I live to her age...I like this dish too...comfort food..Wish you all the best and take care!

Yee Er said...

Hi Lily, i'm sorry to hear about ur mom and may her rest in peace.

auntiepressy said...

Dearest Lily and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the repose of your dearest mother. May her soul rest in peace and my prayers will be dedicated to her. Peace and good health be with you.

Sincerely yours,


SK said...

My condolences to you n your family Lily.

ICook4Fun said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My condolences to you and your family. May her soul rest in peace. Take care Aunty Lily.

cindi said...

Sorry to hear about it. My condolence to you and your family.


cindi said...

Sorry to hear about it. My condolence to you and your family.


PutuPiring said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mum's passing. She must have been a great lady to leave behind such a good legacy as you. This is my favorite dish and will remember it as your mum's when I cook it.
Thank you Lily

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Lily, so sorry to hear about yr mum demise. My heart felt sympathy to you and family. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My she rest in peace.

(a silent reader)

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,

Sorry to hear of your mum´s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and family•May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Take care .

Judy L.

LION GIRL said...

Dear Lily,

My deepest condolence. Glad you are strong. Do take care.

Love your blog!

Rebecca Lee said...

Hi Lily,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother, may her soul rest in peace. My deepest condolence to you and your family.
I know how you feel as my dad passed away in Dec 2005 and my mom passed away on the last day of 2008, both at the age of 88, even now I still feel the pain and sorrow.
Lily, be brave and look at the bright side and it will make you feel better.
May God Bless you & your family.

Mable said...

Lily, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. My well wishes and prayers are to you and your family. Please take care.

Agnes said...

Dear Lily,

We shall always have very good thoughts of your mum.She was so sweet natured and friendly.A lady, who I think will make a very good role model for her children,in laws and grandchildren.Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Agnes(Janet's sister)

Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Dear Lily

I am sorry to hear of the demise of your dearest mother. May she rest in peace. Pls be strong and take good care of yourself...

Miss B

lilyng said...

Dear friends

Thank you for all the kind words which are most comforting.

lilyng said...

agnes(janet's sister)

Please do write to me through my email You are always on my mind. My regards to your mom and please do give her a hug for me.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear Lily, my deepest condolence. This must be hard for you, take good care of yourself. I like this kind of old fashion steamed pork too.

kitchen flavours said...

Lily, sorry to hear about your mom. My condolences to you and family.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and family. May you and family be strong in this time of grief.

Poh Poh

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

Tried your steamed ground pork with cuttlefish last night for dinner and it turned out beautifully and went dowwn very well with the family. Thank you for sharing and making dinner preparations so much easier.

Judy L

patricia said...

Dear Lily, Sorry to hear of the demise of your beloved mother. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Take good care.
Always enjoy your blog...Pat

Cakebrain said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is interesting how all families have a favourite variation of the steamed Chinese Ground pork meat patties! I have never heard of adding cuttlefish (we use salted fish or salted duck eggs) but it sounds likd a good idea! It is through my food blog that I hope to capture the essence of my memories of my maternal grandmother and hopefully pass down recipes and my foodie thoughts to my own daughters. I think this steamed pork dish speaks volumes in connecting people with their own memories of their moms. thanks for sharing, and take care.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily, sorry to hear about your loss.

J.C. said...

Dear Lily, hope the memories of good times spent with your mom will keep you strong during this grieving moment. May your mom has a good onward journey.

Ramna said...

Dear Lily
I am so sorry to hear about your mum's passing. Mothers are the glue that holds families together. This dish is similar to one my mother used to cook for us. It brought tears to my eyes. You continue to honour your mum by the food you cook for your children and grandchildren.

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