Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chinatown Style Roasted Pork Butt (叉烧肉) Char Sui

Roasted Pork Chinatown style is a popular hawker store food available in any Chinatown restaurant or Chinese speaking community store.I love the "barbecued" pork and ribs in Chinatown. They have a distinct pork flavor, a glossy sheen that implies the sweet glaze beneath, and a glowing red-pink color that penetrates the surface.This time I adapted the recipe from my newly bought cook book "Delicacies of Chinatown".I found all the recipes in this cookbook is really easy to follow.Beside that I realized this author used easy to get ingredients no matter where we are or to be precise where we can find Asian store we have no problem getting any of the ingredients.

1 vacuum pack pork butt,6-8 pounds or pork belly (I bought from BJ's)
4 tbsp minced garlic

3-4 pieces "fu-yee" (fermented tofu) or called as reddish cheese or tofu cheese
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp maltose
1/2 cup light soy sauce
5-6 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp five spices powder
6 tbsp "Shaoxing" wine or Chinese rice wine
few drop red food color

1:Remove the skin of pork belly or pork butt,cut the meat into thickly large strips.
2:Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large container ,mix well until the sugar is completely dissolves,add in minced garlic and strips pork,mix well.Marinate in fridge for overnight.
3:Preheat oven to 400F.Line aluminum foil over a baking tray.Arrange a roasting wired rack over the tray.Place the marinade pork over the wired rack.Roast the pork in oven for 20 minutes.
4:Dish out,dip the pork belly with the marinade sauce.Continue to roast for 30-45 minutes until cooked through.Dish out.
5:Bring the remaining marinade sauce to boil,cook until thicken.Remove from heat and pour over the roasted  sliced pork .Serve as appetizer or main dish .

This roasted pork is ideal to used as filling for char sui bao or fried rice or fried noodle.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

nice to go with rice or noodles, yummy!

Food Gynie said...

Delicious, want to compare recipe? haha.


My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you dear ☺

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you for visiting and comment ☺ I love to visit your foodblog and your recipe is fabulous!! I don't compare recipes but we can share recipes if you don't mind..each of us have their own method or way to prepare our food..I guess that why we post our cooking and baking in our own food blog to share with others all over the world,right?

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