Select only fresh or chilled pork neck ﬁlet because it has the right balance of lean meat and fat. Do not use frozen meat.
Shrimp paste comes in either jar or block form. When using shrimp paste in the block form, make sure it is dissolved in water before use.
Ginger and wine help to eliminate the ﬁshy taste of the shrimp paste whereas sugar balances it saltiness.
The amount of sugar used should depend on the saltiness of the particular kind of shrimp paste.
For suffering from diabetes, a lesser amount of both shrimp paste and sugar should be used.