The Daring Cooks' Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)
Our Daring Cooks’ December 2011 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious!
This challenge was a resounding success receiving the highest award from the taste testers at each step of the way. First the BBQ Pork was served straight, then made into the filling for the buns. I followed the recipe they provided (Here) for both, the only change I made is instead of the pork loin I had some boneless pork ribs that worked wonderfully and of course I had to add some garlic to the marinade – what can I say I put garlic in everything.
As you can see, I got a little carried away with the red coloring but it did seem fitting for the holiday spirit.
I chose to do the sear and bake method but probably should have done a little better on the “sear” part. I was too impatient (it really smelled delicious and I was hungry.)
After the baking it was served with rice and vegetables for the first meal. It was incredibly moist and flavorful.
The next meal was equally delicious. I chose to make the baked buns and they also got the family seal of approval.