Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hainanese Pork Chop

Hainanese (Chinese from the Southern Chinese island known as the Hainan Island) people in Singapore are known for their ability to cook.

Hainanese chicken rice is famous all over the world and is something any non-vegetarian visitor to Singapore wouldn't and shouldn't miss.

One of my favourite Hainanese chicken rice store is from Tian Tian. The branch at Joo Chiat has better operating hours and is air-conditioned, making it my favourite place for chicken rice. Tian Tian also has another killer dish - Hainanese Pork Chop.

A thin slice of pork is tenderised, coated with breadcrumbs and then deep fried until golden and crispy. The savoury, sourish-sweet sauce on top comes with peas and onions and nicely coats the pork chop.

I don't usually like pork, but this is really tender, crispy, sour and sweet all at the same time and I just couldn't stop eating it.

Writing this post made me feel like paying Tian Tian another visit soon. Nom Nom!

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