18 (Wed) September 2019
Scallion-Steamed Bossam with Buchu Kimchi in Romaine Wraps
-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
W had ordered scallions from the Ajumma Network – one order turning out to be about 30 kg – so I’ve been making things that require lots of scallions.
This time, hoping to improve upon the texture – the pork belly comes out rather soft after the steaming – I seared the slab on all four sides to get a bit of crust – also added color.
Topped with homemade buchu kimchi (see 7.143 Buchu Kimchi), which provided a spicy-salty contrast to the richness of the pork, and wrapped in refreshingly crunchy romaine lettuce – what an exquisite dish, if I may say so myself.