This pork dish is popular in northern China. The sweet bean paste gives the dish a deliciously rich flavor. Serve with rice or thin pancakes and finely chopped spring onions.



Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch together in a bowl.

  • Place pork in shallow bowl and add cornstarch mixture and 1 teaspoon salt; stir to coat and let sit for a few minutes.

  • Mix 3 tablespoons water, sugar, soy sauce, MSG, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until sauce is smooth.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; saute pork until pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Push pork to a side; add sweet bean paste. Cook and stir bean paste until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and stir until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Transfer pork mixture to a dish and top with spring onions.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; 39.8 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 2573 mg sodium. 11.3 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition