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Updated: Apr 22, 2022

I often go to the wholesale market where they offer quite large portions with pretty reasonable prices, just like at COSTCO.

We are just a family of 4 so I can't use up everything at once. What I do is portion everything first, season and freeze them. Then on a weekday, all I have to do is defrost and stir fry it with some vegetables.

Today’s dish is one of those meals. I'm showing you how I meal prep and how to create multiple dishes by doing so. This time its mabo tofu and a vegetable wrap!

Having done this kind of meal prep, it makes me feel secure in case of an emergency. I really hope this idea gives you some ideas of how to not waste food especially during this tough time.

<Yield> 2 servings

<Prep time> 5 minutes

<Cook time> 0 minutes


200g minced pork/ground pork

1 tablespoon rice wine

1 tablespoon yellow miso

2 teaspoon ginger, minced

2 teaspoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon tobanjan paste (Chinese chili paste)

1 teaspoon potato starch


1. In a large bowl add in the ginger, garlic, rice wine, miso paste, oyster sauce, tobanjan paste and potato starch. Mix them well. After everything has dissolved add in the minced pork and then combine them completely.

2.Transfer them to a plastic bag, and zip it up completely. Lay it down flat and smooth out the meat mixture by pressing by hand. Once it becomes flat, put it in the freezer and let it sit until it becomes frozen.



I'm using pork today, but you can use chicken mince or turkey mince.


-Let the seasoning dissolved well first before you combine them with the meat.

-Please refer to the link below for making dishes using this recipe.

<Storage time>

Store in a plastic bag in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Click the below link for recipes on how to use this seasoned meat!!

-Mabo tofu

-Vegetable wrap

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