Saturday, May 1, 2010
Many people don't know that Chinese Roast Pork is called Char Siu Bao. The only reason I'm a smarty-pants is because when I saw it posted on foodgawker.com by My Asian Kitchen I realized that my recipe box was missing something that I truly loved. Remember Moon Garden, anyone? Wow, was that exotic! Driving downtown, the chinese music and waiters. What a thrill for a little farm girl from Chamberino.
So, most of the recipes go something like this:
6T soy sauce
3T hoisin sauce
4T rice wine or sherry
1T Chinese 5 Spice
1/2 tsp. garlic chile or just red chile flakes
Red food coloring (but why bother?)
right before you take it off.
Chinese chicken salad minus the chicken would be a great side for this, it seems to me.