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Char Siu (叉燒)

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Watch Daddy Lau teach us how to make char siu! Also known as Chinese BBQ Pork, this is a classic Cantonese dish that’s extremely popular. If you’re new to char siu, it’s an extremely juicy, sweet, and savory pork dish, and it’s a popular entree on its own – and a pleasant addition to many different types of noodles, rice dishes, and pastries like cha siu bao.

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00:00 – Intro
01:16 – Background on Char Siu
01:45 – Best cuts of meat for char siu?
02:37 – Poke meat before marinating
03:43 – Dad’s special ingredients
04:35 – On five spice powder
05:20 – How to get the red color?
06:30 – Marinate pork
08:05 – Prepare char siu for cooking in oven
08:40 – Overview of oven timing & lathering
09:20 – How does this differ from how restaurants do it?
10:18 – How to make sure it stays moist?
10:56 – How restaurants get away with charging more?
11:54 – Lather with honey, plate, cut
13:39 – Why is pork important for Chinese New Year?
14:19 – Why we feast for Chinese New Year?
15:31 – Passing traditions down to our kids
16:26 – Happy Lunar New Year!



If you don’t live near an Asian market, most or all of what my dad uses in this recipe can be found on Amazon:
– Kikkoman Soy Sauce​ –
– Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce​ –
– Kikkoman Oyster Sauce​ –
– Shaoxing Cooking Wine​ –
– Five Spice Powder –
– Red Fermented Bean Curd –

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