May 15, 2011

Fusion Hambagu Topped with Asian Sauce and Ricotta Cheese

This is probably my first weekend late night blog post,
There're many distractions while this recipe is being updated, which means:
Friend playing guitar just few inches away from my laptop,
Occasional screaming while the cute little doggy keeps chasing around the kids,
Drunken karaoke sound vibration from downstairs.

Please applaud if this recipe comes out right.

Fusion hambagu with Asian sauce and ricotta cheese -

Ingredients (for 9 medium ones)?

Meat patties -
1 - 1.5 lbs of ground pork
3 cremini mushrooms
1 egg
1/4 small onion
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 pinch of sea salt
1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
To Sear -
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/3 cup of hot water

Sauce -
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
Some freshly ground black pepper

Topping -
Some ricotta cheese

Optional -
1 bundle of spinach
Some sea salt


Peel and finely chop the onion,
Chop the mushrooms into little pieces,
Beat 1 egg,
Have a big container ready, mix the ground pork, onion, mushrooms, beaten egg, soy sauce, some salt and pepper all together.

Let the mixture rest for about few minutes,
Grab a palmful of meat mixture and toss between hands while forming small patties,
This helps in driving out the air inside the mixture, which result in firmer instead of loose patties -

Have a big pan ready,
Add 1 tablespoon of butter and equal amount of olive oil, turn to medium high heat,
Sear the patties about 3 to 4 minutes each side, or till it turns slightly burned,
When the two sides are done, add in hot water and put on the lid,
Turn to lower heat and let it simmer for about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to a boil,
Add in a pinch of salt and toss in the spinach, cook till wilted,
Drain out the water and lay it on the serving plate to form a spinach bed,
Blanching the vegetable works better but since this is just simple home-cooking...nah, we should just save some dish washing troubles for ourselves.

As for the sauce,
Put the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, and some black pepper all together in a sauce pan,
Bring to a boil and turn to lower heat,
Cook till the sauce reduced by at least 1/3, or at least semi-gooey then you'll know it's ready.

To assemble the plate,
Put the meat patties on the spinach,
Add a spoonful of ricotta cheese on top of each patty while the meat is still hot - 

Last step, drizzle the sauce all over -

( > _.< ) I hope this post turns out well.

So why am I writing this recipe while my friends are singing and "kinda" drinking?
Well, just say this is one way for me to avoid injecting too much toxic liquid into my system?

Happy weekend!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. Looks good!-loud guitar, screaming, and drunken karaoke aside, I'm impressed!

  2. To Sarah~
    I did manage to steer away from alcohol...but sadly only good till my friend found out I was done with blogging..( > _.< )"..