Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Homemade Char Siew

I thot buying char siew is so expensive so I had wanted to try making some on my own. I didn't really follow any specific recipe but marinating char siew is basically quite simple and the recipe is not very difficult from one to the other.

I added some oyster sauce, light soya sauce, dark soya sauce, sugar, pepper, sesame oil, chinese cooking wine, some red colouring and a few drops of fish sauce. Marinated it overnight and I grilled it until they are cooked. In total the cooking should be about 30 mins or there about. I also brushed it with the marinate several times in between cooking time to keep the meat moist. Here is how it looks.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh no! I am hungry now.


luv
alice

Anonymous said...

Lee Lee
which part of meat to buy?

Hugbear said...

Use wu hua rou.

Anonymous said...

me too, drooling now at the char siew.....

Fonia said...

Wow... Drooling drooling! Your Char Siew look so invitating...

Anonymous said...

What is "wu hua rou" called in English.

Hugbear said...

五花肉 is called pork shoulder butt. Here is the link to see more abt this cut of the pork. http://www.askthemeatman.com/pork_shoulder_butt_cuts.htm

Anonymous said...

Hi hugbear,
Thanks for the reply & the link.
I've heard the term "kupsim", is it also the same as "wu hua rou"?

Lenecas aka Diane said...

Ur CharSiew look good, Lee :)

Can Share the recipe, pls :)

jadepearl said...

Delicious....shoik!!!

Hugbear said...

Hi Diane, sorry missed your post. I do not have a fixed recipe. I did this by agaration which I have listed in my post. If you need more info, you can ask me.

Brian said...

wu hua rou is Chinese and means "5-flower pork" Incidentally, this was Mao Zedong's favourite meal.

Holistic Pets said...

You can try adding some Five Spices powder and Malt sugar. My version require only the above plus MSG, Salt and pepper, Chinese cooking wine and red colouring.Of course not forgetting the Wu Hua Rou.

Hugbear said...

holistic pets, I have not tried using 5-spice powder for CS. This is interesting.

Anonymous said...

the char siew & pau look so tempting. I'm hungry. Recipes PLEASE????

kathy said...

the char siew pau looks so delicious. Can I have the recipe please???????????

Anonymous said...

that looks so good. recipe?

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