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#22650: Wait . . . you BUY your char siu? You don't make it? Tsk, tsk. Try this one:

Posted by: Steve2 in LA at 5:16 am on Aug 15, 2012

This is the recipe I use for making Char Siu Bao.

Char Siu Pork

4 cloves GARLIC, mashed
3 Tbsp OYSTER SAUCE
3 Tbsp SHERRY
3 Tbsp FIVE SPICE POWDER
2 tsp SALT
8 lb lean PORK BUTT or LOIN
slice FRESH GINGER ROOT mashed
3 Tbsp SUGAR
1 Tbsp HOISIN SAUCE
10 Tbsp HONEY
2 tsp RED FOOD COLOR
l cup SOY SAUCE

Cut pork into strips 5 X 2 x 1 . Mix all remaining ingredients well. Put pork pieces in marinade and let sit overnight.

Preheat oven to 325F. Place a cake cooling type rack in large roasting pan or on baking sheet with sides. Pour cup water into pan. Remove pork from marinade and place on rack apart and bake for 15 min. Turn pork and baste with marinade. Repeat two more times. Bake a total of 45 minutes.

Let cool. Slice at 45 degree angle into about inch thick slices.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.