March 13, 2010

I haven’t cooked pork chops for a long time.  I have almost forgotten pork is the other kind of white meat if you choose the lean one.   I am kind of tired of cooking the same few dishes over and over again.  I made King Do style Pork Chops last night.  The original dish should be called King Do Ribs. I used the pork chops instead of ribs to cut down the fat.  Ya, every little bit helps.  But it was still good.   My buddies and I used to order set dinners at some Chinese restaurant when we were in college.  With a set dinner, it was fixed price, and the dishes were pre-selected as well.  We usually ordered a fixed dinner for 6 or so.  It included some Chinese soup, some appetizer dish, stir-fried crabs or shrimps,  steamed or fried chicken, a steamed fish, King Do Ribs or some meat dish, some stir-fried vegetable, rice, fruit or dessert.   It was a great deal for the variety and amount of food we got.  It was like a mini-banquet.  We definitely got our money worth it.


Tenderize the pork chop
Tenderize the pork chop
Pan fried the Pork Chops
Pan fried the Pork Chops
Cut the chops into strips
Cut the chops into strips
Making King Do Sauce
Making King Do Sauce
King Dor Style Pork Chops
King Dor Style Pork Chops

Ingredients (Serves 2) :

  • Pork Chops, 1 pound  (boneless would be better)
  • Small Onion, 1
  • Ketchup, 2 Tbsp
  • Worchestershire sauce, 1 tsp
  • Oyster sauce, 1 Tbsp
  • Chinese cooking wine, 2 Tbsp
  • Corn starch 1 Tbsp
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Garlic powder, a pinch
  • Pepper, a pinch


  1. Cut the onion into thin strips.  Put it aside.
  2. You need to tenderize the pork chops first. If you have one of those fancy thing that looks like a rubber spikey hammer, use it, or you can do what I did.  Use the back of a knife and hit the meat a few times.  This could help to create more surface area for the meat to absorb the sauce later.
  3. Add the corn starch to the meat, and just kind of dust or coat it.
  4. In a large frying pan, spray or add a tablespoon of cooking oil.  Use high heat. Put the meat on the pan.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Let it cook for 2 mins on one side.  Flip it over, and cook the other side for another 2 mins or so.  If you have very thick chops, cook each side for 3 mins.  Remove the pork chops from the pan and put them on a cutting board. They are not fully cooked at this point, that’s ok. We’ll have to cook them with the sauce later.
  5. Cut the meat into big strips, about an inch wide.  See, if you have boneless chops will make this easier. Mine had bones 🙁
  6. Use low heat.  Add onion to the pan, and stir fried it for 3 minutes or so.
  7. Add ketchup, oyster sauce, cooking wine, worchestershire sauce to the pan.  Mix it well with the onion.  Taste it. Add a pinch of salt if needed. 
  8. Add the meat back to the pan and mix it well with the sauce.  Use low heat.  Cook it for another 3 mins or until the meat is fully cooked.

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