Thursday, 28 August 2008

This is not for the faint hearted diner used to nice looking westernised food! Do not proceed unless you have the stomach for real Chinese food!

Are you sure you want to proceed? You may not have the stomach for this!

OK, so you have been warned!

Stewed Pigs Maw ( stomach )

Growing up in Section 17, I used to have stewed pigs maw from this restaurant:

I believe they are still going strong, and I have never tasted better pigs maw since I left Malaysia. Although we can buy them poached in the Chinatowns in the UK, nothing compares to the ones I have tasted from Weng Kee. So I have set out to recreate it from home, with just a distant memory of the taste.

Starting from scratch, ie. the preparation of the stomach ... so, are you sure you want to go on??? If you're European, American or Australian / Kiwi, you may want to stop eating your dinner before proceeding!

I got this frozen maw from a local Chinese grocer, for only £1.20
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Cleaning it was a real chore. First I marinated it in salt for an hour, then, under running water, I used a knife to scrape off all the slime from the inner lining. This in total took about 20 minutes.

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After that, I blanch it for 5 minutes.

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After that, I clean it again, like I did earlier, for another 15 minutes.

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Next, I fry lots of ginger and garlic.

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Then add the blanched and twice cleaned maw.

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Add light soy, sweet soy, dark soy, pepper and 5 spice powder. Adjust amount to taste.

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Add stock and let it stew.

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After 90 minutes, it should be still crunchy, but gives as soon as its bitten into.

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Here is what it looks like, whole cooked.

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And her it is served!

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ling239 said...

i love spare parts!! hahahaaa....

Lannae said...

I have not had pig maw myself. That is a lot of work to make your dinner! The final plate looks quite delicious. I just don't think this is any stranger than pig intestine (chitterlings, chitterlins, or chittlins) a real Southern USA delicacy.

boo_licious said...

wow! that looks so simple and yummy. Me, I just eat all parts of the piggy.

wmw said...

Too late....I sped read your first paragraph and scrolled too fast...and fainted! Hahaha....

babe_kl said...

terror la you, i only eat this outside :p i dunno how to clean them

backstreetgluttons said...

that looks awful.

but magnificent at the end !

Tummythoz said...

I am Chinese and I *faint*.

One of those dishes I prefer to see only the end result. Yummy.

sc said...

well, the end results looks yummy :). the raw parts were sort of gruesome.. :p

daphne said...

despite not liking this dish-i think u did really well!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

i do eat this, in small quantities, but ur b4 pics r really gross!!looks like human organs!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah..looks like the perfect dinner..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

That last picture looks sooooo goood. I wish I could have some now (minus the cleaning, which I'd rather pay someone to do!).

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