How to Make Char Siu (Barbeque Pork)

After hanging out with the grandparents this weekend, I realized two things.

  1. They are super adorable. Even at their old age, they are still very much in love. I haven’t seen either of them in years, so it was interesting to overhear grandma telling grandpa that the reason why she ate so fast was because she left her teeth at home. She said this casually.
  2. Grandma knows how to make a mean char siu! Not only is this process pretty simple, it’s also pretty darn good to eat for a simple dinner.

If you don’t know what Char Siu is, let me explain. A distinguishing feature about this meat is it’s bright and bold red coloring along the edges. It is a tender pork that has been carefully marinated in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice wine, brown sugar, Chinese five spice and ketchup. I’m sure there are other things mixed in there too, but those are basically the main flavorings that make this dish so delish!

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Not only do people stuff this in soft bread, they also eat it with rice and veggies. Honestly, if you give me a plate of this Chinese barbeque pork, I can just eat it plain. With nothing else. Maybe bok choy or something, I don’t know.

Anyways, I wanted to quickly share this fine meal since I haven’t updated in awhile.

Have a lovely day,

S.

 

 


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