“You look like you could use a pork bun”

6 Nov

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Sleeping Dogs is what started this. Specifically, the way that background characters often call out things like, “You look like you could use a pork bun!” as you go sprinting past – in a manner so quotable it’s become somewhat of an office in-joke.

When I was leafing through my copy of Jamie’s America over the weekend, looking for a recipe to help cure my odd ambivalence to chilli con carne (clearly I’m on some kind of American kick at the moment) when my eyes alighted on his recipe for sher ping pancakes, stuffed with pork. I know they’re not the same thing, but I couldn’t resist. Of course I couldn’t.

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The filling’s a mix of pork mince, fresh ginger, grated cabbage, spring onion and a few other things, which combine to smell amazing even before having been cooked. The dough’s a simple flour-water-oil mix.

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I love anything hands-on, cookery-wise, so making these into adorable little parcels was absolutely the most fun part of it all.

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Then it was just a case of popping them into a pan for a few minutes on each side, and trying not to join the Triads. See? Videogames can definitely be a positive influence. Take that, Daily Mail.

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