Monday, April 27, 2009

Pork - Char Siew

This dish is one dish that i crave most of the time. Having have the Thai version of this dish in Berlin, I came back to Aalen set on making my own Char Siew.


500g Pork Fillet cut into strips


1 tbsp Minced Garlic/ Garlic powder
1 tbsp Rose Wine/ Shao Xing Wine (I use Shao Xing as theres no Rose Wine)
1 tbsp Superior Soy Sauce
1/2 tbsp Five Spice Powder
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
2 tbsp Honey
8 tbsp Sugar (less if you don't want it that sweet)
Pinch of Salt
Dash of pepper

p/s Havent found substitute for Hoisin sauce. I once tried using Honey, Tomato Sauce and Oyster Sauce to substitute it but it didn't taste quite the same. However it is possible to use this combination to substitute Hoisin Sauce.

1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Soy Sauce (Black Soy Sauce if you want it to look charred on the outside)

Preparation Methods:

Mix seasoning in with pork and marinade for a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 250C and cover pork with foil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes. Open foil and bake for further 20 minutes or till pork i dry, turning the pork every 10 minutes. Take pork out, turn on switch oven to grill and glaze the pork with glaze. Grill for about 5 to 8 minutes, each side. Make sure to watch the grill as it can easily overcook and burn your pork.

Once done, cut in slices and serve with rice.

p/s Have yet to make sauce for the char siew like those in shops. I tried once but forgot the recipe. Will continue experimenting.

1 comment:

  1. I made the sauce by
    Frying minced garlic in some oil till fragrant.
    Adding dark soy sauce and water.
    Add sugar and adjust the amt of sugar or dark sauce to taste.
    Add some cornstarch mixed with water to the thickness you want :D.