Hawaiian Pork Chops

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First thing first, I’m really sorry for not showing up frequently on WordPress these days, especially after weeks with full of recipes and new food posts. I hate to admit this but I was too lazy, not to cook but to edit all the pictures and write new posts. Fyi, last week I made 3 new dishes, took a dozen of pictures but thanks to my awesome ultimate laziness, they weren’t transferred to computer and edited until yesterday. Of course, the obvious consequence is that I had to choose the best pictures between… nearly 50 ones (or 60 I don’t even remember) and now scheduling posts for this week, but the good news is my blog will be updated and back to its usual routine (one new post every two days ^^), so make sure that you check it regularly for brand new recipes !!!

Back to today’s dish, Hawaiian Pork Chops, it was inspired by the amazing recipe Slow Cooked Hawaiian Pork Roast with Coconut Rice from Karista’s Kitchen (you can check HERE for her recipe, she has an inspiring food blog with many beautiful pictures and great recipes). The pork is cooked in the combination of soy sauce, onion and ginger so it’s beautifully flavorful and tender, the pineapple adds a slight touch of sourness and freshness and brings the whole dish to a new level. Don’t be afraid to give it a try because you won’t regret about the result!

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Ingredients (serves: 2-3)

2 pork chops

1 small onion, thinly sliced

2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4-5 slices of ginger, thinly sliced

200 ml soy sauce

150 ml fresh water

1/2 of a small pineapple, cut into chunks or quartered and thinly sliced

Salt, pepper

Vegetable oil


1. Cut a few deep slices into the pork chops and stuff with finely chopped garlic. Season the pork chops with salt pepper. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.


2. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat, put in 2 tbs vegetable oil and brown both sides of the pork chops. Transfer them to a pot and turn the temperature down to low.


3. Layer the sliced onion and fresh ginger on top of the pork chops, then add the soy sauce and fresh water, stir well until combined.


4. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to minimum, simmer for 30-45′ until the pork is tender.

Serve: thinly slice the pork, then add the pineapple chunks or slices and sliced onion on top, pour the sauce on top of the dish. Serve hot with rice.


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Thank you for reading this post, I hope you all enjoyed the recipe and have a good week,

See you in the next post,

Love, Trang Quynh



  1. Katie · February 14, 2013

    I know how that laziness spell goes! Glad you’ve broken through it and thanks for the enjoyable (and delicious) post!

    • trangquynh · February 14, 2013

      thank you, yeah, I’m glad that I broke through my laziness too, and it’s totally time to come back blogging and working ^^ Have a nice day Katie xoxo

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  3. petit4chocolatier · February 15, 2013

    Wow, this looks so good!!

  4. Veronica Sheppard · February 28, 2013

    I can’t even eat pork but this looks fantastic!

    • trangquynh · February 28, 2013

      thank you so much, your comment truly made my day 😉

  5. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker · March 1, 2013

    Yum, I love Hawaiian pork chops!

    • trangquynh · March 1, 2013

      thank you Anne, me too, especially in cold winter days, I love the combination of soy sauce and ginger, it truly warms me up 😉

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