Friday, November 18, 2011
Favorite Friday Recipe: BBQ Pork (Char Siew)
BBQ Pork (also known as Char Siew) is one of my all time favorites. It's great on its own, in fried rice or noodles and in baked or steamed buns. We are lucky to have a local Chinese restaurant that makes amazing char siew, but lately B has been itching to try out a recipe using his grill. He found this great one on Rasa Malaysia and followed it to a T. I was out of town when B was at the Asian Market getting all the ingredients which ended up being funny because I told him to just get a jar of "char siew" sauce (they have it prepacked and you just add a bit of honey and more spices to your taste). Instead, I came home and saw all these bottles on the kitchen counter! Still, the homemade sauce was great. We're trying to figure out how and where to buy the best pork (the fat/meat ratio has to be just right) but otherwise I think we've got a good thing going here. More practice to come!