Thursday, December 25, 2008

Steamed Napa cabbage stuffed with ground pork

Stuffed cabbage is a simple southern Vietnamese dish that my Mom used to make. My family likes it in a soup, so my Mom usually made the cabbage rolls, and then dropped them into a chicken or pork bone broth that she prepared seperately and garnished with chopped green onions, and served as hot soup. Another comfort food for me as a kid.

It has been such a long time I haven't had it, and have actually forgotten about this popular Vietnamese dish. Until recently I came across ShavedIceSunday's entry on stuffed steamed cabbage, it was like a suddenly awaken childhood I figured I would make this dish myself.

I followed her recipe pretty closely so I won't repost a recipe here. I didn't have time to try making the sauce, however, so I just used soysauce to dip. The trick is to blanch the cabbage leaves and onions, it makes it much easier to roll and wrap.


shavedicesundays said...

Yay! I'm glad it turned out good especially with the hubby. Nice photo too. I've never tried it with soysauce before, that's something new. Try it with the tomato sauce next time- gives it a different taste. :)

MyCollegeKitchen said...

Shavedice: Thanks! yup, i'll try the sauce next time. Yours looks delicious, and the red color of the sauce makes a nice contrast to the overall green/white color of the dish , very nice presentation.