Char Seu (Chinese Sweet Pork)

Char Seu (chinese Sweet Pork) Recipe

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Diana Perry


This is a recipe I got when I was living in Hawaii, and learning all I could about cooking Chinese origin dishes. We love this in fried rice, egg rolls and our most favorite Char Seu Bao, or steamed buns which are served for din sum. A small bit can go a long way!

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8-10 depending on how it is used.
2 Hr 10 Min
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2 lb
lean pork
1 tsp
soyu (soy sauce)
1/4 tsp
thick soyu
3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
red bean curd
1/4 tsp
ve-tsin (or msg) optional
1 Tbsp
bourbon or whiskey
1 tsp
oyster sauce
2-3 dash(es)
red coloring

How to Make Char Seu (Chinese Sweet Pork)


  • 1Cut pork into pieces, about 1-1/2" thick.
  • 2Mix all ingredients together, and let pork soak in this mixture for 1 - 2 hours.
  • 3Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Slice thin, and serve or use in fried rice, egg rolls, or inside steamed buns.

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About Char Seu (Chinese Sweet Pork)

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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