Chinese Steamed Country Meat Cake

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  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
243 Calories
14g Fat
3g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 275mg 92%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 24g
Calcium 59mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chinese Steamed Country Meat cake is more commonly known as steamed pork in egg custard. This is an easy popular Chinese dish that you can recreate if you're short on time or don't feel like laboring over dinner in the kitchen. It is also easy to conserve energy and reduce fat with this recipe if you're looking to be more eco-friendly or if you're on a diet. As cookbook author Stephen Wong writes, "Instead of custard, the Chinese call this country dish "a meat cake" and steam it over the cooking rice to conserve energy. To further reduce fat, replace whole eggs with 4 egg whites."


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For the Egg Mixture:
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon green onion (finely chopped)
  • Garnish: 1 sprig cilantro (chopped or left whole)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a deep ovenproof dish that fits in a steamer, combine pork mixture ingredients.

  2. Flatten meat mixture to cover the bottom of the dish.

  3. In a bowl, stir together egg mixture ingredients.

  4. Pour egg mixture over meat and skim off bubbles.

  5. Place in steamer and steam over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.

  6. Turn off heat and let custard settle, covered, for 5 minutes.

  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve.