The moment I saw this easy recipe at Cass', I instantly brought it back to my blog. After all, it is a favorite of NaNak's!
During my first try, I decided to make it even more simpler by just using skinny meat from the fridge. Bad move; the resultant char siew was not only tough and extremely chewy, it also did not look appetizing.
Learning from that experience, I finally decided to pay the butcher a visit for some suitable meat. The end result wowed even me!
Simple Version Char Siew
recipe adapted from : Veronica"s Kitchen
1 kg pork belly
200 g sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red yeast rice powder
1tbsp oriental BBQ sauce
1) Wash pork and use kitchen tissue paper to dab dry. Add in all the ingredients and mix well (make sure all the sugar has dissolved). Marinate for 4 hours.
2) Heat up wok, place the marinated meat onto it and fry until fragrant.
3) Add in 1 cup of water, simmer at low heat until the sauce has thickened.
4) Brush the pork with oriental BBQ sauce and put it on a tray. Put the tray onto the topmost rack of a preheated oven and bake at 250°C for 3-5 minutes or until the surface is a little burned. Flip it over to the other side and baked until a little burnt too.
5) Slice and serve. Enjoy.
The taste of the tender meat and roasted skin mingles together......so delicious! One bite is all you need to fill your mouth with the wonderful aroma of perfect Char Siew. Eaten with a few pieces of spring onion, it just tastes better!
I'm very grateful to Cass' and Veronica's selfless sharing, without which these delicious dishes won't get to appear on my blog.
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