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The Daring Cooks’ Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

Char Sui (BBQ Pork)

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 (Herefor 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.

Pork with marinade

Pork with marinade evenly distributed

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.)


Seared and ready for the oven

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.

Char Sui Bao (BBQ Pork Buns)





9 comments on “The Daring Cooks’ Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

  1. chef_d
    December 14, 2011

    Oh yummy…I think I will make Char Siu ribs next time too. Great job!

  2. sara (Belly Rumbles)
    December 15, 2011

    Your pork looks so delicious and so do your buns. I am so glad you enjoyed he challenge.

  3. frugalfeeding
    December 15, 2011

    That meat looks incredible and absolutely packed full of flavour.

  4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    December 15, 2011

    I love that this is a savory challenge. Looks just fantastic.

  5. Claudia
    December 15, 2011

    Your meat and buns turned out beautifully. I’m going to do it again, and this time BBQ the meat – when our weather improves.

  6. Cher
    December 15, 2011

    These were really good, weren’t they! And it’s always a bonus when the family gives it a thumbs up.

  7. Shelley C
    December 15, 2011

    YUM – your pork and buns look so delicious. I bet using boneless ribs was amazing. Great job on the challenge!!

  8. Mary
    December 16, 2011

    It looks wonderful, and now I am wishing I had made the baked buns!

  9. bermvipreal
    December 16, 2011

    wow! I love it.

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