September 29, 2010

Crispy Pork Skin

When you are having your day off what would you do?

chuck's day off - a show which I enjoy - shows us what we can do to help us...in terms of cooking great food.

this guy who owns a stall in the Central Market of Miri brings in pork fat from his butcher friends and deep fry them...to get these crispy pork skin and fat...they are called Yiu Char...and when chopped into small little pieces or crumbles they give the special umph to Hokkien Mee and other noodles...and added to the top of char kueh tiau the plate of the CKT becomes ultra fragrant....

In Manchester I once bought a few packets of these...manufactured in England and full of Aji no moto and salt!! But tasty and crunchy.


More crunchy goodness.....

Today fewer people make their own at home because lard is no longer a preferred cooking oil. Perhaps people are getting really more health conscious...but where street and hawker food is concerned these little pieces of goodness are still very welcome...once in a while...

Crispy pork skin is also an important ingredient for soup making and for steam boat dinners.


9 comments:

fufu said...

hokkien mee + crispy pork skin = perfect match!!!

wenn said...

looks yummy!

Ann said...

I sadly am married to a health conscious freak. I don't get to eat these. I sadly am a person who put on weight easily, so even if I want to eat, i have to think twice.

Bought some frozen roti pratha for my son, and he thinks the Singapore ones are better.

sintaicharles said...

Oh, pork cracklings! I love them.

Anonymous said...

Oh ann........dont deprive urself of the fried lard skin....can recalled when we were kids,we used tht as fillings for kompia....really yummy...so go for it and dont refrain...enjoy

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Fufu
YES OF COURSE Hokkien mee wouldn't taste good without the crispy pork bits. Heard you can buy these in bottles in Europe.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Wenn
In Miri we can get these off pork sellers and some hawkers...but must know them to get the best ones..

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ann
Yesh...some people even said that these crispy pork bits are poisonous!! kekekeke.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Charles...am glad you like the creacklings....my family used to make lots of these for certain types of recipes...today pork being expensive we make do without them....nostalgia nostalgia....

In Sibu one can still buy packets of these ready made U char from pork butchers.