Fish fragrant pork

Fish fragrant style cooking is probably my favourite at the moment. I am addicted to chilli bean sauce :).. Dead easy recipe and delicious.

For the recipe (enough for 3)


300g lean pork
150g bamboo shoot
handful of soaked woodear or tree fungus or black fungus 木耳(about 3 - 4 whole dried pieces or small handful of ready chopped dried)
2 - 3 cloves garlic
1 - 2 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp chilli bean sauce
2 -3 tsp Chinkiang black vinegar
1 - 2 tbsp cooking wine (Shoashing) or dry sherry
a little sugar to taste
dash of soy (optional)
1 tsp of cornflour mix with 2 - 3 tbsp of water
handful of chopped spring onion
few tbsp of cooking oil
1 -2 tsp chilli oil (optional)
pinch of ground Sichuan pepper

  1. Cut pork, woodear and bamboo shoot into long thin strips
  2. In a wok heat some oil till smoking hot, add in the garlic, ginger and pork. Stir fry for about 1 minute.
  3. Add chilli bean paste, woodear and bamboo shoots, stir fry till fragrant.
  4. Add in some cooking wine. Taste if salty if not add dash of soy.
  5. Add in vinegar and sugar to taste.
  6. Stir till bubbling hot, add in cornflour to thicken.
  7. Add a pinch of ground Sichuan pepper, a little chilli oil and the spring onion.


  1. Hi Sunflower,

    This was one of "your" recipes I've always wanted to try, especially after reading you and Josh talking about it. Anyway, we had a proper wok burner installed on Saturday, and so we didn't hesitate, but made it today. Wonderful stuff. 5 star. We'll be making it often.



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