There is just something about pork and pineapple that works. I had half a fresh pineapple left and was cooking pork belly so I went with an Asian style dish. I pan fried slices of belly until golden and crispy then braised it off in a soy, katsu, ginger and pineapple sauce. Simmer the belly until the sauce reduces to a glaze and the pineapple softens. I served it with some fresh vegetable in mee goreng noodles and the obligatory fried egg
Being oblivious to the politics of it I regularly mix different countries cuisines either through curiosity or necessity and the result is often pretty good. This was an example of that. I had made the curry the night before and had it for dinner tonight. I couldn’t be bothered waiting for rice so I heated up the curry which is an Indian style and then added Japanese Udon noodles from a vac-seeled pack. The fat white udon went well with the curry. This curry is Paulas favourite Its loosely based on a butter chicken recipe but with mango slices and juice its quite sweet and I make it mild for her. It would be good with these flavours and a lot more heat even fiery but I do plenty off hot Indian and Thai dishes so I’ll let her have that one as her own mellow one.
This Noodle Tower is one of the few takeaways we get. If we do get take away meals its generally Noodles from Hot Wok, Pizza from the Lighthouse or Pizza Capers or Japanese from Ichi Maki. I finally convinced Paula that Mc donalds and the like is rubbish. Pretty hard to go wrong with any Asian cuisine and a good pizza is always a hit. Paula was very impressed when we were in Manly, when we bought the boat and she went to order a pizza and found a real Italian (singing) and tossing his pizza bases fresh as the orders came in, we became regulars there. Manly was where she had her very first Japanese banquet too. It blew her mind, 12 courses, the food just kept on coming. Here I have the Combination Seafood Supreme Noodle and Paula probably has her favourite Crispy Chicken and Honey Sesame Sauce Noodle. Actually she has Combo Meat Noodles oh and their spring rolls are good too.