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Sweet and Sticky Braised Ribs

Hello everyone and welcome back to My Uni Kitchen! I’ve been away for so long and it just tore me apart that I couldn’t give you guys anything. But with starting a new job and studying at the same time I haven’t had anytime to do anything.

However, I’m back and with something quite scrumptious you can make for Christmas this year instead of that crap and boring old roast turkey or chicken. Put this up at the centre of your table and everyone will be loving you. I used beef ribs here as they are actually relative cheap, no more than an extra pound per kilo compared to chicken, and they’re super meaty. But, if you want to use pork ribs instead, don’t worry it still works.

This is truly incredible, tasty and just melts in your mouth if you cook it right. The timing is a little long, but that’s the only way to get it so juicy, yet tender and soft at the same time. So be patient and it’ll all be worth it. Enjoy!


(Preparation/Cooking time: 2-3Hrs, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy, Cost: ££ – Cheap)


  • Beef/Pork Ribs
  • Beer/Lager
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Light and Dark Soya Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Onions (Roughly Chopped)
  • Garlic (Whole/Roughly Chopped)
  • Ginger (Peeled and roughly chopped)

~ Spices (If you don’t have any of these raw ingredients you can substitute it with some all/5 spice powder):

  • Cinnamon
  • Whole peppercorn
  • Star Anise


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Piggy Pork Katsu Curry!

Deep-fried Pork Katsu Curry!

So for any of you who have been to Wagamama’s Chain Restaurant or been to some Oriental Cafe/Restaurant you may have come across this dish and I reckon 99% of you loved it.

What more could you ask for? Deep-fried pork and Curry! Two of the best foods, combined into one dish, just for you! How nice is that?!?!?!

So, below is my own take on how to make this wonderful and golden coloured dish so you don’t have to go out and spend your student loan on something like this when instead it could be used to buy more booze! ;D


(Preparation/Cooking time: 30-45 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)


  • Pork Steaks (About 1 inch thick steaks if you cut them yourself like I did)
  • Curry Paste (If you can’t get authentic Chinese style curry, you can use other cheap ones from your local shop, i.e. Indian Curry. Basically, use whatever curry paste you love)
  • (Optional) Coconut Milk (Works best if using Chinese Curry Paste)
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • Onion (Diced)
  • Breadcrumbs/Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Eggs
  • Plain flour
  • Sunflower/Frying Oil
  • (Optional) Corn Flour

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Chinese-esque Style Glazed Pork Belly!

Another Asian inspired dish for you today. We all love a bit of pork belly, it’s tender, juicy and actually quite cheap. One thing to note is that this dish takes quite a bit of time in initial cooking stage as you are required to slow cook the meat to make it soft and juicy, but don’t be scared and get lazy, I recommend you make this as it is fabulous and each slice you eat melts in your mouth. C’est Incroyable!!!


(Preparation/Cooking time: 4 Hours, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)

Ingredients: As always, measurements for ingredients is all entirely up to you, as you are the boss of your own food and you decide what flavours are best for you.

  • Pork Belly
  • Cinnamon (Whole or Ground)
  • Black Pepper (Ground)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Soya Sauce (Light and Dark)
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • White Wine
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ginger (Peeled and Sliced)
  • Spring Onions
  • Star Anise (Optional)

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