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Every now and then, a recipe comes along that just makes so much sense. Take this cabbage and pork belly stir-fry, for example, which has just the right amount of sugar and fat to turn humble cabbage into an irresistable treat.

This dish also has major weeknight appeal. Case in point? The recipe actually calls for you to hand-shred the cabbage, which means you don't have to bother with a box grater or food processor. The author suggests this approach because "the rough, haphazardly torn pieces of cabbage offer textural variety, and do a great job of soaking up more sauce and flavor."

As a result, the cabbage is slightly wilted but still crunchy; it's caramelized from the sugar, spicy from the dried red chilies, and salty from the pork belly and soy sauce. In other words, it's truly sublime.

Get the Recipe: Chinese Cabbage Stir-Fry from The Woks of Life