Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vietnamese Style Pickled Radish Pork Omelette

As a child, I never knew that my family was struggling with money. My parents and grandmother took it upon themselves to make sure that I never go without. My dad used to tell me that he could go without food, but I would never go without books.

My grandmother has various creative ways of making meals interesting. I recall that I love pickled radish omelette and would often request it for lunch or dinner (it goes well with congee or plain white rice). Sometimes, we would only have rice, egg and soy sauce for dinner. Again, I ever thought it was any different. I just ate it like it is.

Recently I saw a Vietnamese version of the same dish. It has fish sauce and some pork mince in it. As usual, I did not follow it's measurements but just cooked with what I think it would taste like. I think I probably used too much pork mince, and would put some corn flour to the egg mixture so it doesn't break as easily. The egg mixture was too heavy, hence the omelette didn't flip as it should.

Nonetheless, it was a cheap meal served with some stir fry veges and rice. I used the sweeter version of the pickled radish. Speaking of which, any other ways to incorporated picked radishes in cooking? I have used the in chee kueh before but was wondering if there are any other suggestions?

Vietnamese Style pickled Radish Pork Omelette
100 grams of pork mince
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp of soy
1/2 tsp of garlic

4 eggs
20 grams of sweet pickled radish
a splash of soy milk/milk
2 tsp of fish sauce
1/2 tsp of sugar
1 small chili padi chopped

Marinate mince first. Heat pan with 1 tsp of oil. Saute pickled radish and chili padi. Fry pork mince till nearly done. Mean time, whisk eggs with milk, fish sauce and sugar. Pour egg mixture to pan and cook til set. Serve with veges and rice.



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Look simple and good.

Missy said...

looks Yummy!

Elin Chia said...

Daphne...this looks delicious and appetizing. I shall try this out one day...I am sure my Wild Boar will love this :) Thanks for sharing this .

Precious Pea said...

This is my favourite dish too, especially to go with white porridge. I didn't know knowing adding minced pork is vietnamese style...and by the way, i have this in my menu too.

celine said...

oh daphne, this dish reminds me of my "ah mah". somehow, the simple dishes that i used to have as a kid with my "ah mah" (i used to live with her cos my parents were divorced when i was little) is closest to my heart, and remains my fav till today. plain steamed eggs, fried french beans with garlic and straight from the can baked beans with worchestire sauce, are some of the examples.

i am going to try this minced pork version tomorrow. village grocers after school drop off tomorrow morning. :)

lena said...

hi daphne, yes, it's nice with omelette way! Besides chwee kueh, like you,i cant think of any dish that comes with this pickled's interesting to know that a little milk was added to, for fluffiness? you know, i was moved by the line that you wrote abt your dad!

Unknown said...

That sounds and looks amazing! I love how nice and short the ingredient list is, too :)

tigerfish said...

I enjoy pickled radish omelette with porridge and it is so homey! NEver tried this style before but I'm quite sure I will love this.

daphne said...

Sonia- thanks!

Missy- ;)

Elin- I hope your wild boar will like it too!

celine- I'm like u!! Ahh.. steam eggs... heheh

lena- i think cream can also be added but I can't take cream so I add milk instead! Yeah, dad is always an encourager when it comes to reading!

Eva- hehe, yes! Simple is good.

tigerfish- hahaha.. yeah! I'm glad u would. It's a slight twist in something that we eat traditionally isn't it.

Babe_KL said...

ohh i always fry omelette with pickled radish but never with meat, sounds like a great idea ;-)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Can you just stop by later today and make this for us tonight. My whole family would love it and I am in need of a recipe for tonight? Oh and could you stop by the store on your way here? LOL! If only that could be the case right? Looks amazing girl!I can't wait to try it out

Aimei said...

I like how you always seem to be able to cook anything. Simple, quick and delicious. I was just asking my hubby on future if I'm too busy to cook, can I just cook a one dish meal with rice.. And he was lAughing at me!  He's thinking I won't be able to cook anything.. Lol..

Sokehah cheah said...

Normally I make this minus the mince meat ....goes very well with white porridge.

Little Corner of Mine said...

This Vietnamese style is new to me, should goes well with rice.

Joanne said...

I don't think I've ever had pickled radish before but your description is making me want to try it! Love this post...simple foods can be just as delicious as decadent gourmet foods!

aki! said...

mmm. Your blog is quite yummy.

Cooking Gallery said...

I love Vietnamese food, but haven't tried this one. It looks so yummy...!!!

lolo said...

It must be very delicious! Huuumm it looks good! I'll buy the ingredients and I will prepare soon! I would say for the result ...
Thank you for sharing this beautiful set.
Good luck
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