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Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk Recipe (Heh Ya Kay Char Bak)

Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk (Heh Ya Kay Char Bak) recipe - The generous use of green bell peppers, red chiles, cincaluk, fried shallots and garlic add great colors and infuse the pork with droolsome aroma and pungent taste.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Nyonya
Keyword Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk
Servings 4 people
Calories 183 kcal


  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb pork fillet, cut into small pieces
  • 4 teaspoons cincaluk
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 red chili, deseeded and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 bell pepper/1 green chili, deseeded and cut into small pieces


  1. 1) Heat up the oil in a wok over medium heat to fry the shallots until they turn golden brown and crispy. Dish out and set aside.

  2. 2) In the remaining oil, fry the garlic slices until fragrant and just lightly browned. Remove half of the garlic and set aside before adding the cincaluk.

  3. 3) Saute the cincaluk until fragrant before adding red chiles and bell peppers.

  4. 4) As soon as you smell the aromas of the chiles and peppers, add in the meat. Stir-fry for 30 seconds and add the tamarind juice, sugar, and salt to taste.

  5. 5) Continue to stir fry the pork until it's cooked; dish out onto a serving plate.

  6. Top the stir-fried pork with cincaluk with shallot crisps and fried garlic slices.

Nutrition Facts
Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk Recipe (Heh Ya Kay Char Bak)
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 37.6mg46%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.