Savoring The Best All Over Town…


Posted by Criz Lai On December - 30 - 2008|

During the 3rd (Floggers) Food Bloggers’ Gathering in Penang recently, I had created a simple yet appetizing dish which most of the attendees that night loved it. None had ever thought that the unique sweetness of the jackfruits could blend in so well with fried pork slices. Well, since I had quite a number of requests for the recipe, I’m posting up the recipe for my STIR FRY PORK STRIPS WITH JACKFRUITS.


10 Slices Pork Fillet (about 500gms)
1 big onion (slice into semi rings)
8 cherry tomatoes (halves)
4 jackfruits (cut into strips)
8 tbsp all purpose frying flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil

SAUCES: (mix well in a small bowl)
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp corn flour
1/2 tsp sesame oil
4 tspn water
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Shao Xing wine (1/2 tsp brandy/whisky)

Chicken breast meat (in place of pork)
Coriander (garnish)
Spring Onions (garnish)
Green capsicum (slices)

1. Hammer the pork fillets lightly until soft.
2. Place all the meat into a mixing tray and add in one tablespoon soy sauce, half teaspoon sesame oil, one teaspoon turmeric powder, pinch of salt & sugar, 8 tablespoon frying flour. Add in some water to make it somewhat batter like. DO NOT MAKE IT TOO DILUTE! Leave aside to marinate for 30-40 minutes.
3. Heat up some oil and fry all the marinated pork fillets until golden brown. Leave on kitchen towel to cool and to drain all the excess oil. Cut into long strips.
4. Leave about 2 tablespoon of the remaining oil in the wok on medium fire. Add in the onions and stir about half a minute.
5. Add in the sauces stated above and simmer for another minute or so.
6. Add in the cherry tomatoes and jackfruit strips and stir for about a minute.
7. Put the fire on low and add in the pork strips. Stir for another two minutes.
8. Dish out to serve.
9. You can lace the plate with some lettuce and garnish with some coriander/spring onions.

(Serves: 4-6)



  1. ck lam says:

    Thumbs up for this appetizing dish … everyone loves it. Will try out this recipe too…thanks for sharing.

    No Problem CK. Enjoy cooking 🙂

  2. Finally!! Perfect timing too as I’m contemplating what to make for this NY’s eve feast I’m planning at home! Cheers Criz! And Happy New Year to you!

    At home means Penang right? Am I invited? 😛 Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  3. cariso says:

    Special dish!

    Yalor… You did not get to try it out during the gathering.

  4. Duckie says:

    happy new year to you and your family!!!

    Same to you Jane

  5. What a nice and appetising dish, the taste of this “STIR FRY PORK STRIPS WITH JACKFRUITS” still very fresh in my mind after the gathering as the uniqueness and specialties of the taste. Usually the taste of the meat will make us full easily and go for less. However this particular dish after mixing with jack fruits the taste of sour and sweet really make people hunger for more, it is a real good appetiser for the meal to start of.

    I wonder instead of meat, I changed it to prawn will that be as good? Now is not the season for jack fruit, are there any replacement for this? Apple? Grape?

    Are you sure it’s not in season? I see them almost everyday throughout the year selling along Chew Jetty at Weld Quay and at the fruit stall along Lebuh Ah Quee. You can get them easily in town area. If not, there’s always the canned ones.

    I would advice that you use chicken instead. You can also try using prawns but the batter for frying is different. It’s more towards the tempura flour. Moreover the cutting of the jackfruit and vegetables are different too. This is to ensure the overall taste of the dish is rightly combined. On top of that, can you handle high heat and fast cooking? You would need to cook and serve the dish within seconds or it would become soggy.

    As for replacement, fresh orange would be better. Apple would be too hard and grapes would not have that required tangy taste. I hope this will answer your queries. Good luck in trying. 🙂

  6. Allie says:

    Hey, I’ve posted another review on the Fun Tea Garden, thanks to your voucher.

    No problem Allie. 🙂

  7. PenangTuaPui says:

    aiks… I miss the last gathering and this definitely worth trying since most of the keng chao blogger also say it is thumbs up…..

    Thanks for the compliment. It just a creation that most people love it. 🙂

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