Sunday, February 20, 2011

BBQ Pork (Char Siu 蜜汁叉烧)

 One of my favorite Chinese dishes is savory and sweet roasted barbeque pork called Char Siu. 
 Char Siu is of Cantonese origin where skewers of pork meat is marinated in a honey base sauce, and
 then roast in oven.

BBQ Pork  (Char Siu 蜜汁叉烧)

This is the AMC Cookware I borrowed from my mum to make the Char Siu. 

   1/2 kg pork ( cut into long strips)
   2 tbsp oyster sauce
   1 tbsp light soya sauce
   2 tbsp sugar
   1 tbsp Maltose ” 麦芽糖
   a dash of white pepper
   1 tbsp sesame oil
   5 garlic, bruised
   a little red coloring

 Marinate the pork with the seasoning for an hour.


   1. Heat pan over medium fire till pointer reaches "A"
   2. Put in the pork and cook till "C"
   3. Turn the pork and continue to cook for 5 mins.
   4. The cooking process is a about an hour.

Am using AMC Cookware to make this BBQ pork.

Choice of meat – if you love your char siu  tender, juicy, moist, and a little fatty, use pork belly. If you prefer a meaty char siu , then go for pork loin. If you like it somewhere in between, then pork butt will be a great choice.