Sunday, March 17, 2013

Family Hamburger Steak - Nie`O ROU Biean

We were very lucky when it comes to exposures to various food types in our younger days.  We were exposed to TV dinner, waffle, sausage, apple sauce, chocolate cakes, Hershey chocolate bars, Foremost ice-creams, milk shakes, soft drinks, ketchup, hotdogs, and hamburgers that other kids in the neighborhood have never seen or heard before.  This is one of our favorites that my mother prepared for us.  I always enjoyed it because I can't believe that on one plate, you can have rice, meat, vegetables, and a fruit all together and served with our favorite TONKASTU sauce (*thick Japanese Worcestershire sauce.)
Serves 2
Wash and clean  1/4 head of cabbage - finely julienned.  Set aside
10 oz ground chuck (home grounded)
4 Tb onions fine brunoise
1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
Pinch fresh ground black pepper
Cooked rice to serve with
Sliced apple of your choice
Japanese TONKATSU sauce (thick Japanese Worcestershire sauce)

It's important that the cabbage is finely sliced.  My mother can slice them hair thin-threads.   This will effectively taste less 'bitter'.  Mix all the ingredients, except cabbage in a gentle tossing motion until all is mixed well without the fat to get gelatinized/integrated with meat.  Pan fry the hamburger.
 Serve with rice, cabbage, and apple slice.  Topped with TONKATSU sauce.

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