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Tuesday 12 November 2013

This is it.......Delicious Char Siew!!

This is it.......I guess.......almost there to my search for the taste for delicious Char Siew!  I have made Homemade Char Siew just merely a month ago but I still feel some lacking of some flavour in there.... I think that version is just slightly salty .... only if doesn't add that teaspoon of salt into the marinated pork before cooking; I think that would be nice.

But I guess everyone has different taste bud.  And there is no harm to try another recipe to look which one suit to our taste.

Delicious Char Siew
Recipe from "Delicacies Of China Town" cookbook

1 kg pork belly 
2 tbsp chopped garlic

2 pieces reddish cheese (fermented beancurds/"nam yue")
1 tbsp malt sugar
150g caster sugar
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp five spices powder
1 tbsp "Shaoxing" wine
Few drops of red colouring (optional)


Remove the skin of the pork belly, cut into thick large strips.

Mix the marinade ingredients well until the sugar is completely dissolves, add in chopped garlic and pork belly, mix well, marinate over night or at least 4 hours.

Arrange the marinated pork belly on the roasting wire ract, roast ina preheated oven at 200Celcius for 15 minutes.  Dish out, dip the belly with some marinade sauce.  Continue to roast for further 20-30 minutes until cooked through.  Dish out.

Bring the remaining sauce to the boil in a sauce pan, cook until thicken, remove from heat and pour over to the roasted pork belly.  Serve.

             Do let the meat rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing after removing from oven.

                              Drizzle more sauce onto the meat.....

                  Everyone gives thumbs up to this Char Siew !  Worth to give this a try.....
                  And it is fuss free too.......