Add a Little Magic to Your Dish


I’m stumped.

Just when I thought I’ve found a new dish that the kids really like, my husband decries it.

Such was the case of my steamed custard egg. Back when we were kids, this was a constant favourite in our household. I remember how my brothers and I would fight over who gets the bigger share. Hmmm…maybe my own kids would like it too! In an effort to add variety to the kids’ limited menu of fried chicken and ketchup, I decided to let them try it. To my delight, it was an instant hit. They even had second helpings!

Success! Or so I thought.

The problem arose when my meat-lover, egg-and-milk-hater husband tried it. It’s hard enough to find something that satisfies the kids’ palate, it’s even harder to match it with my husband’s preferences. Ugh! Picky eaters!

Not wanting to have to cook separate dishes for the kids and a separate one for dear husband, I experimented with ways to make it work. I tried to add some pork to the recipe, hoping to pacify the meat-lover part. “I can still taste the egg and milk in it”, he complained.

Maybe I’ll just stick with fried chicken and ketchup so everyone can be happy, I thought somberly.

Out of a whim and as a final try, I decided to add one magic ingredient. And just like that, dear husband fell in love with me all over again! He couldn’t believe that I got him to eat his most hated dish! “It’s so much tastier and meatier this time! How did you do it?”, he asked.

I just winked at him and said, “Read it in my blog!” 🙂

Hallelujah! At last, I was able to find a recipe healthy and yummy enough for the kids and at the same time, tasty and meaty enough for the adults!

Read on to find out more about this recipe and the magic ingredient that I used. For a little suspense, I’ll keep it  a secret until the end. 😉 Suffice it to say that it’s made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings that’s sure to satisfy any pork cravings you might have! 🙂

Steamed Custard Egg


  • 8pcs medium Eggs
  • 1 medium Onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Milk
  • 1/4 kg ground Pork
  • 1/4 kg Shrimp, cut into pieces
  • 8 sticks Kani (Crab), cut into pieces
  • 6pcs Shitake Mushrooms, sliced
  • Spring Onions for garnish
  • 8g Magic Ingredient (Will reveal at the end)



  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Just do a gentle swirl to minimize bubbles. Season with salt.


 2. Mix in the milk.


3. Add in the Magic Ingredient. Stir and set aside.


4. In another bowl (the one you’ll use in the steamer), season ground pork with salt and pepper and  flatten them at the bottom of the bowl/pan. Pour in the egg mixture into it.


5. Put in the onions, kani and the shrimp.


6. Scatter the mushrooms and garnish with spring onions on top.


7. Steam. I don’t have a steamer so I used a stockpot and placed a wire pot stand at the bottom. Fill it with water, a little higher than the wire frame. When the water is boiling, put in the container with the egg mixture. Steam for about 30 minutes or until the egg mixture achieves a solid consistency.



Here it is, all cooked and ready to be served. Bon Apetit! 🙂



And finally, the big reveal! Ta-da! It’s the newest All-in-One Seasoning Mix from Ajinomoto called Porksavor. It’s made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. For more information and recipes of Ajinomoto’s Porksavor, click here.


I would like to thank my adorable little chef for helping me out on this blog post. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed doing it!



9 thoughts on “Add a Little Magic to Your Dish

  1. No doubt, that Ajinomoto is magic ingredient, and also know as the flavour enhancer. This was firstly used in Chinese foods but no it’s available in local places. Good article about the magic ingredient.

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