I bought some roasted pork feet from Hons. I found that the roasted pork feet in Hons is more meaty than other stores. That’s probably why Hons charges $1.50 for one while the Parker Place charges only $1.
I got $1 discount from the butcher in Hons when I bought 4 pork feet.
The above is about 2 roasted pork feet. I selected the more bony ones to cook porridge while I reserved the more meaty ones for the Asam Gai Choy.
Making porridge is very simple. Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add about 2 cups of rice (rice measuring cup). I added a large piece of ginger to the porridge for flavouring. I also added a teaspoon of salt and sometimes I will add two teaspoons of oil. But if I’m making porridge with roasted pork feet, I will leave out the oil. Add the roasted pork feet and let it boil until it reduces to the consistency you prefer. It normally takes about 45 minutes to an hour to cook porridge.
You’ll have to stir the porridge from time to time to prevent it from sticking to the pot. Just becareful when you stir at the end of the cooking as the hot porridge will splatter.
I had always wonder how the restaurant make such smooth porridge. Do they cook them for a long time or do they blend the porridge to get a smooth texture?
Serve the porridge with more sliced ginger and chopped green onions. My family like to add some soy sauce for flavour and colour. I like lots of white pepper and maybe a few drops of sesame oil.
We also like to serve salted egg as a side dish when serving porridge. Porridge is comfort food for the Chinese and is always served when someone is not feeling well and has no appetite to eat. What is your comfort food?