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Steamed Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables

As promised, I am featuring another recipe with Tianjin preserved vegetables, this time a family favorite comfort food, steamed pork with Tianjin preserved vegetables. My Mom makes this all the time, and we have this for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast with plain porridge! You will be begging and maybe making more plain porridge when this dish is around. ♥

Steamed Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables

Steamed Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables

As I have mentioned in Bean Curd and Tianjin Preserved Vegetable Pork Soup, Tianjin preserved vegetables is made from preserved cabbage and come in round jars. Mine is just a simple red round plastic jar, but you might be lucky to find one sold in fancy ceramic jars. ♥

Steamed Pork with Tianjin Preserved Vegetables

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4


  • 300 gram ground pork
  • 2 tablespoon Tianjin preserved vegetables, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon tapioca/corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • scallion ribbons for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare a steamer.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until well combined and put it in a steam proof bowl. You will definitely want to use a bowl to catch all the juicy liquid that will form during the steaming process.
  3. Steam for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from steamer, garnish with some scallion ribbons if you wish, and serve with steamed white rice, or plain porridge.


  • Christina says:

    This is indeed a comfort dish! Made this to go a long with other dish for lunch. It was good! Simple and yet good! We called the preserved veg 'tong cai' and it goes so well with minced pork! Thanks for the recipe!

  • judy says:

    Thks for the recipe. Just to share some other version. 1) Steamed Minced pork with Radish (aka Cai Po 菜脯) 2) Steamed Minced pork with 扁鱼干 (bian yu gan) n chestnut 3) Steamed Minced pork with salted veg 4) Minced pork ball soup marinade with oyster sauce / mai you / hua tiao jiu / kikoman light soya / pepper

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