Chinese Car siu pork (also spelled chasu, cha siu, cha shao, and char siew), literally mean fork-roast. It is a type of Chinese siu mein, popular in Cantonese cuisine.
They are usually be sold by hanging in the window, as a fast take-out food with steamed rice. It is free to use other meat as well, check How to Make Char Siu Chicken Recipe for an example.
- 1 lb. pork jowl
- 2 tbsp car siu sauce
- 2 tbsp Chinese red pickled tofu
- 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine/dry sherry
- 1 tbsp maltose, or as needed
- 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds/smashed peanuts
- Vegetable oil for pan-frying
- Rinse pork under running water, pat dry with kitchen paper, cut across the grain into chunks for this typical Chinese food.
- Mix the cha shao sauce, picked tofu sauce and rice wine in a bowl, whisk with meat with hand completely, marinate for 3 hours.
- Heat a heavy skillet to hot and medium heat, add oil, when oil is hot, add meat pieces and fry until both sides is cooked through.
- Remove and set aside. Have you gloves on and then cut the pork chunks into thin or bite-size pieces on the cutting board.
- Reheat the heavy skillet to hot and medium heat, return food back to wok, add maltose and fry for 1 minute until well blended.
- Garnish this easy Chinese char siu pork recipe with roasted sesame sees or smashed peanuts. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Adjust the amount of maltose according to you own preference.