Beijing Beauty: Pork Tenderloins in Asian Glaze

Sunday was a big night.  I got back into some cooking. One of the recipes were supposed to be from A Bite of China Project but my bitter melons decided to deteriorate before I could cook I ended up flipping through my Looneyspoons cookbook and found this one to complement our other dish (which will be posted up tomorrow probably).

For this one, I needed to modify it as it was originally meant for the grill so my boyfriend did the grilling in a pan on the stove.  I’m no good with anything that has oil splattering out of the pan, which actually turned out that the sauce made it bubble more to cook it. At least I got myself a little help while I was frantically running around the kitchen trying to prep the other meal 😉

Before we get into that one (which will be posted later, as I mentioned above), here is how these Beijing Beauty Pork Chops turned out!


For this one, the recipe is from Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podelski with the same recipe name Beijing Beauty

Makes 6 servings

3 pork tenderloins (12 oz/340g each)


1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp each Dijon mustard and liquid honey

1 tbsp each sesame oil and reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp grated gingerroot

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp grated lemon zest



1) To make glaze, combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Set aside.

2) Heat up oil in the pan.  Fry the pork in a pan and add in the sauce to simmer.

I would have to judge when you think its ready. I didn’t really check the time exactly but I’m guessing it would take about 15 minutes to cook through on medium heat (?).  Also, you should serve this in slices, but we just sliced it on our plates 🙂

This pork recipe tasted really great! It had hints of sour from the lemon juice but at the same time, it wasn’t too salty or sweet either.  I liked it and would definitely make it again!


10 thoughts on “Beijing Beauty: Pork Tenderloins in Asian Glaze

  1. It must be lunch time because I am reading your wonderful posts about food!! Looks delicious and I am now going to find something equally wonderful to eat. 🙂 Thanks Kim for making me hungry!


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