When it comes to cooking, I was very much influenced by my mum’s cooking style. I love how she keeps her cooking method simple and chooses ingredients that are common and easily found. This minced pork, potato and carrot recipe is inspired by my mum’s favourite dish. It’s a dish that brings me down the memory lanes of childhood. It’s indeed a comfort food for me.
This dish is quick and easy to prepare. If you team up with your kids to cook it, they will have loads of fun. I have precooked the potato and carrot so it helps to cut down the time required for braising the dish. I cut the potato and carrot into tiny cubes to make them more appealing to kids. You can add some green peas to give the dish more contrast. I don’t use much seasoning for the sauce. Instead, I let the mixture of browned onion, minced pork, potato and carrot bring out their natural sweetness. The sauce is simmered till it thickens, giving the ingredients a shiny and flavourful coating.
This dish pairs well with steamed rice or congee. But if you like a lighter meal, you can wrap them in lettuce and turn them into an excellent appetizer. I hope you will give this Asian inspired dish a try, get your kids to join in and enjoy the precious moment cooking together.