“Japanese Pork cutlet with Special Miso Sauce that whets your appetite”
Once my non-Chinese friend asked me why Chinese likes to marinate the meat for ALL sorts of cooking other than BBQ? Will it really make a huge difference in taste? I was speechless. Frankly, I do my marinating for meat, even if it’s to be added in my noodle cooking, fried or soup. Some said it is a must to elevate the taste of the meat… Some said marination is to hush up the ‘meaty’ (or ‘fishy’) smell in it… And, I could tell you that it is pretty much a habit learned from mum since young, more than any other reasons… (smile).
Gradually, I learned to save such effort in some of my cookings. I finally believed that as long as the ingredients are fresh, it is not a must to marinate or marinating for long hours. Once again, I am convinced with the theory. This pork cutlet was not marinated beforehand. It was as simple as just brushing some honey on the chops, I got myself a very flavorsome fried pork cutlet, still! Well, not forgetting that I had my savory Miso sauce topped on it, of course… (chuckles).