Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sweet Soy Pork with Potato Chips

This is an Indonesian-inspired dish from Jaden's upcoming Steamy Kitchen cookbook.

It's ground pork cooked with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and served with potato chips. Potato chips! Genius.

I felt the same curiosity and surprise when I first heard about lomo saltado, a Peruvian beef stir-fry with French fries, and thit bo xao voi khoai tay chien, a Vietnamese beef stir-fry also with French fries.

In this case, I tried "oven-frying" the chips, but they didn't turn out too crisp. They were more like round fries than chips. As with the two stir-fries mentioned, we, of course, enjoyed this dish with white rice.

Lomo Saltado & Thit Bo Xao Voi Khoai Tay Chien info
at Wandering Chopsticks
at Tasty Meals at Home

Posts featuring recipes tested from Jaden's Steamy Kitchen cookbook:
Tea-smoked Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Dijon Mustard
Shrimp Chips with Five-Spice Beef
Kimchi Fried Rice, an addiction
Crispy Tofu with Sweet Chili Soy Sauce
Sweet Soy Pork with Potato Chips


  1. Looks delicious but I think I'd prefer to eat it with rice (I *love* rice more than potatoes!) :)

  2. Since I love the beef sauteed with French fries, it doesn't take much to convince me to eat ground pork with potato chips. :)

  3. How interesting serving this with potatoes like that

  4. Your food pictures look amazing! I’d love to know how your setup is when picturing your food.


  5. Looks deelish! You may consider following the crisping through with the microwave if you have one :)

  6. That looks like a tasty meal! I am going to have to look for some sweet soy sauce.

  7. Joelen:
    The potatoes were part of the pork dish, so all of that got eaten with rice! (As ulam.)

    Wandering Chopsticks:
    Yes! Ours turned out a little too sweet, so I had to add plain soy sauce to balance it out. But, potato chips! How can one go wrong.

    We mostly rely on natural light and I just have a point-and-shoot. I don't even know exactly what kind of camera it is. Canon.

    Oh! I didn't know that! (Re crisping in the microwave.)

    I'm not sure if kecap manis is in the regular supermarkets now. It should be! =)

  8. What a great way to eat chips.

  9. KC:
    Definitely. Although, I don't need any extra incentive to eat potato chips. =)


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