Welcome to Day 10 of my first series – Cooking Dinner for 21 Days! Today I was craving Taiwanese food and specifically craving Taiwanese bento boxes. The main two go-to options for bento boxes in Taiwan are – Fried Pork Chops and Fried Chicken Leg. And you guessed it; my go to order was ALWAYS fried pork chops. I remember when I used to always look forward to the school lunch menus every day because if Freid Pork Chops were on the menu, it would be a good day.
Taiwanese food is honestly such an underrated soul food! I would highly recommend trying these bento boxes at train stations for those who have never been to Taiwan or want to visit Taiwan one day. When my fiance and I traveled around Asia a couple of years ago, we were shocked at how delicious train food is in Taiwan.
This is my take on Taiwanese Fried Pork Chops and what’s great about this dish is that it doesn’t need to be fried, if you want, you can also just pan fry it with a little bit of oil or use the air fryer. This is a perfect first dish for those who want to try out Taiwanese food.
60 Second Video Tutorial: https://bit.ly/34zEfOT
2 piece of Pork Chops
2 tbsp of Soy Sauce (https://amzn.to/3jFImz7)
3 cloves of Garlic chopped
1 tbsp of Sugar
1 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine (https://amzn.to/3daQbKF) <- ONLY BRAND I RECOMMEND
1 tbsp of Five Spice Powder (https://amzn.to/2Syku4C)
1 cup of Sweet Potato Flour/ Tapioca Starch (https://amzn.to/3iFh9LU) <- My Go-To Brand
- Prepare the pork by cutting through the fat at the edge and flattening the pork with the back of the knife. This will prevent the pork from curling up when it is fried.
- Marinate the pork with garlic, soy sauce, sugar, cooking wine, and five-spice powder. Mix and rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Cover the pork with sweet potato flour and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Fry at medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Enjoy with a side of rice.