Char Siew, or Chinese BBQ Pork, also known as Asado locally, is one of my childhood favorites. There was this place in Chinatown where my mom used to buy char siew – it was the best in town!
These days it is not easy to find good char siew, It seems like just every Chinese restaurant has its version and it is not necessarily a good one… but there is one place I found, a virtual hole-in-a-wall place relatively near, where the char siew is good enough. They have good lechon macao (known as roast pork) also.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to make a homemade one and this one seems to be the best – and guess what? It is not even roasted!
I found the recipe online from a lady who calls herself a “Domestic Goddess Wannabe“. Her recipe and instructions are very clear, and I followed her recipe exactly!
(well, except that my pork shoulder marinated for about 4 to 5 days! although I had intended to marinate only for a night, and scheduled the char siew for lunch the next day, something came up and I didn’t have the opportunity to cook it until about 5 days later!)
Success! Hubby likes it! It is moist and perfect!
Success! I like it! It is easy to make!!!!!