Sweet Ginger Garlic Pork


This is a classic when I was growing up and living with my grandparents. We had it at least three times a week, and it is still the same when I visit my family back at home. This is a simple, yet incredibly flavorful dish that is great with white porridge (yes, we Teochews love our white porridge) or rice. I remember my brothers and I liking this dish so much that we sometimes just skip out on all the other dishes at dinner, and eat only this with white rice.


  • 1/2 pound sliced pork loin (slice against the grain)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-inch section of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (sweet dark soy sauce)


In a frying pan, add oil, and fry the minced garlic and ginger until it is fragrant, or until garlic starts to brown.

When the garlic starts to brown, add the sliced pork loins into the pan, and fry until half-cooked.

When the pork is half cooked, add the kecap manis and sesame oil, and fry for about 45 more seconds, or until the pork is cooked.

Serve and enjoy!



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