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Char Siew ~ BBQ Pork


I tried making Char Siew ~ BBQ pork and surprisingly it was not too difficult to prepare.  I made quite a fair bit as I wanted to keep the extras for other purposes as well.  The meat was indeed tasty and here's how to do it if you care to try ........




Add enough water to cover the overnight marinated meat, toss in some smashed garlic.  


Scum and some fat removed.


It's now more or less semi-dry.  I like to save some gravy to serve with noodles.


Arrange them on a foil-lined baking tray and put them under the grill for about 6 mins.


Sweet aromatic Char Siew.  I served them with noodles which will be in my next post.

Ingredients
  • 1kg pork belly, skin removed
  • 6.1/2  Tbsp sugar
  • 6  Tbsp light soya sauce
  • A few pips of  garlic
Preparation
  1. Marinate the pork belly with sugar and light soya sauce, turning over now and then to ensure that the marinade has saturated the meat.  Keep refrigerated overnight.
  2. Put the marinated pork in a wok, add in enough water to cover the meat, toss in some smashed garlic.
  3. Bring to the boil and remove any scum and fat.  Cover the wok and let it cook for 15 mins. on medium heat.
  4. Remove the cover and let it simmer till the sauce is semi-dry, flipping over the meat now and again.
  5. Take out the pieces of meat and place them on a foil-lined baking tray.  Put under the grill for 3 mins., turn the meat over and grill the other side for another 3 mins.
  6. Cut up the meat and serve with rice or noodles as desired.

Comments

  1. I made char siew too! They are so good especially home made.

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  2. Interesting to see how homemade char siew is made :D

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  3. Wow..your BBQ Pork looks succulent. I must try making it one day :) nice cut too :) I like some fat on them.

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  4. ya, about the red bean paste, actually I was using the leftover red bean from the red bean soup that i cooked earlier, just cook it till a thick paste..

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  5. You make it so simple and so delicious looking! I will try it one day when I get my pork belly:D Thanks!

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  6. Nothing beats home-made char siew and you've made it so well!

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  7. Fantastic looking char siew Aunty Cheah! I am going to have some this weekend!

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  8. Cheah, those Char Siew looks so delicious and yes best to serve with noodles.

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  9. this is a new method of making home made char siew and even looks better than the one selling in the afternoon in kg simee

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  10. penny
    Yes, totally agree with you!

    Zoe
    It's very easy as you can see.

    Elin
    Yes, do try it out!

    Sonia
    Yes, simple yet yummy. Thanks for info re red bean paste.

    Jeannie
    Once you make it then you'll realise that it's easy.

    Busygran
    Thank you!

    3 hungry tummies
    I'm sure you'll find making it a breeze!

    Anncoo
    Yes, it is!

    lena
    Oh, thought that there's a popular roast pork in First Garden as well. Think the one from Simee also pops over to our taman.

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  11. Your Char Siew looks really moist and juicy!

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  12. Hi Cheah - I had to check out your blog and I'm glad I did :) I have made char siew before but your version is so much simpler and straight forward. And it looks so wonderfully succulent with that sticky gloss on the surface that I love so much. I must try this very, very soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. tigerfish
    Thanks so much!

    denise
    Oh, thanks so much for dropping by. This is indeed very easy to prepare and I've done it a couple of times and dare say that my family members love it.

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  14. Simple and delicious! I love home-made char siew too, you just have to find the right meat!

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