Pork, broccolini and green beans in oyster sauce


Serves two perfectly as a light low-carb, high-protein meal or as a starter. Serves two to three well as a side served with noodle or rice dishes.


Thin cut pork loin, about 100 grams each: 3, dried thoroughly and cut into bite-sized pieces; feel free to use shoulder steaks or any other quick cook cuts of pork/chicken/beef

Salt: 1/4 tsp

Fish sauce: 1/2 tsp

Dark soy sauce: 1/4 tsp

Corn flour: 1.5 to 2 tbsp to coat the pork and 1 tsp for the sauce

Flavourless oil: 2 tbspIMG_1105.jpg

Garlic: 2 to 3 cloves, minced

Ginger: 1/2 inch piece, minced

Brocollini or broccoli: 1 – 1.5 cup of bite-sized pieces

Tender green beans: 1 cup of bite-sized pieces

Oyster sauce: 1 tbsp

White/black pepper: 0.25 – 0.5 tsp

Water: 2-3 tbsp


Place a wide pan in high heat and add the oil.

While the oil heats up, add the salt, soy sauce, fish sauce and 1.5 to 2 tbsp of corn flour to the pork in a separate bowl and mix to coat well.

Once the oil is hot, add in the pieces of pork in a single layer without crowding the pan and shallow fry on high heat for 2 minutes each side until they are browned. While the pork is cooking, do not stir it because doing so will prevent the searing/ browning process and the meat will start to sweat and begin to boil in its juices. Also, feel free to brown the pork in batches if you are cooking a bigger quantity or/ and using a smaller pan.

Once browned, take the pork off the pan, add the minced ginger and garlic in the pan and saute for 20 seconds on high heat.

Add in the vegetables, the pork and pepper, stir to combine well and saute for a minute on high.

Now reduce the heat to medium, add in the oyster sauce and stir to mix well.

While it cooks for a minute, prepare a slurry by combining the remaining corn flour with the water in a separate bowl.

Now add the slurry into the pan and stir well immediately to combine.

Let it cook and bubble for 30 seconds or so till the sauce thickens to the desired consistency and add a pinch of salt if required.

Feel free to garnish with toasted white sesame seeds, slices of green chilies, chives, scallions etc.

Serve immediately and enjoy 🙂


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