Archive for August 12th, 2007

siu yuk(roast pork), originally uploaded by pearlyn83.

Another of my favourite (and I think of many other people’s as well!) is siew yuk (roast pork). My mum used to get them from the morning market and before lunch or dinner, half of it would’ve gone down my tummy! I love it served just the way it is – salty and chewy with crispy skin. When we have this with rice only, I serve it with a side sauce just for a bit of gravy. I’m still trying to find the best way to make the skin. Mine is always burnt as I leave it under the griller for a while. If I don’t, the skin’s not crispy enough. Does anyone want to share the secret of making the skin? :p


  • Pork belly
  • Chinese cooking wine (shaoxing jiu)
  • Salt
  • Black vinegar
  • Lemon juice


  • Soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Pepper
  • Garlic, minced
  • Sesame oil
  • Chicken stock


  • Wash and drain pork belly. Season with wine and salt overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Bake meat 20 minutes on each side.
  • When meat is cook, remove from the oven and leave it to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the griller. Slice pork into think slices. Wrap it with aluminium foil, leaving only the skin exposed. Mix black vinegar and lemon juice. Brush pork skin with vinegar mixture. Place under the griller till skin is brown and crispy.
  • Mix ingredients for sauce in a bowl. Serve with dipping sauce and rice or just as it is.

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