Third day of being sick today and didn't get to sleep much last night. I suddenly feel old. I'm bound to get better though today because I'm on the world's best oral antibiotic there is, Zithromax. I used to peddle that stuff when I was still working in the pharmaceutical industry. I remember that that was when I began my catering business--when budgets for meals in meetings were so small, I did the catering myself.
As I am still sick, today's lunch was literally just thrown into one pot (soy, hoisin, sugar, ginger, star anise, garlic) until the pork just fell apart which was about 2 hours. It's this Chinese-style pulled pork. I don't like fusion all that much--as in fusing flavors of the east and west together. Meh. I don't enjoy that kind of thing as most of the time experimentations of that sort end in tragedy. But fusing techniques is a good thing, I think. And the boy seems to agree.
The side is store-bought Mantou or Chinese steamed buns, that contains no preservatives and is trans-fat free. Found this right beside the puff pastry (from last weeks lunch) in the frozen section of Shopwise. At first, the boy was apprehensive of having the buns as a side as his lunch was looking more and more like a sandwich (he doesn't eat bread remember?) So I didn't tell him that this is actually a sandwich. If you call a steak a sandwich, he won't eat it, I swear. I don't know where he developed the aversion to bread but it's as real as my aversion to roaches. So, ssshhhhh....
Today's lunch: Chinese Style Pulled Pork Shoulder (Pata Tim Recipe), Store-bought Mantou, Crushed Peanuts, Leeks and Coriander
PS. I wouldn't buy this brand of Mantou again. It tasted like styropor. There's a Chinese deli on the ground floor of Virra Mall (not DEC) that sells Mantou also. That one's softer, like pillows of clouds. Yumm. :-)