Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu)
Why This Recipe Works
Char siu means “fork roast”, since the meat is usually skewered with long forks and roasted over a fire or in an oven. Traditionally, cooks used red bean paste and even red yeast rice to impart a reddish color, but today’s shops have turned to more modern methods of coloring. With a little thoughtful prep and TLC, we came up with an approachable version you can whip up at home to wow your meat-loving friends, family, or even a date.