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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Just like those from Chinatown

Beautiful and glossy Char Siew

I discovered that you do not need any Char Siew Sauce in a bottle anymore. It is so much easier to make your own Char Siew. I never liked those cooked red coloured tough biting meat that you buy from the morning market stalls any way too. Make them yourself at home.

First of all, get good quality pork with a little fat, do not get the leanest or it will be tough. Marinade overnight with a generous amount of soya sauce (light sauce), a little thick black sauce, sugar and pepper. Take the meat out without the sauce and put it in the oven at 200 Celsius for an hour, turning it over at half an hour. In the mean time put the left over marinade (sauce) in a heat proof pan and simmer on low fire till marinade turn nice, thick and glossy. Take the cooked Char Siew out of the oven after an hour and pour sauce all over and return to oven for another 10 minutes. It will be nice and glossy after that. Cut it into thin slices. It is as simple as that! They will taste like those from the famous Cantonese Roast stalls in Chinatown.
Do not waste time with those bottled sauce.

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