char seu (chinese sweet pork)

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By Diana Perry
from Martinez, GA

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!

serves 8-10 depending on how it is used.
prep time 2 Hr 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For char seu (chinese sweet pork)

  • 2 lb
    lean pork
  • 1 tsp
    soyu (soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp
    thick soyu
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 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
    red coloring
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How To Make char seu (chinese sweet pork)

  • 1
    Cut pork into pieces, about 1-1/2" thick.
  • 2
    Mix all ingredients together, and let pork soak in this mixture for 1 - 2 hours.
  • 3
    Bake 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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