'Garlic Oil' to me is what 'Szechuan peppercorn' is to Kylie Kwong. I can never NOT have garlic oil ready at my disposal in my kitchen at anytime. I stir it in my noodles, drizzle over my hot porridge, steam dishes, steamboat meals, garnishing over fish, blanche vegetables, steam chicken etc. the list goes on. In short, it is a must have.
Lemongrass is very good for expelling air from the stomach. It is also widely used in the Asian confinement period to assist new mothers to rid themselves of the discomfort of bloating by belching and flatulence.
This is one of my adventures I have cooking with my pressure cooker. Saved me a lot of simmering time. If I were to cook this same dish over the stove, it would probably take me an hour just to get the pork slices to the tenderness I desire.