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Roasted Pork 烧肉

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This is my second time making this Roasted Pork that Chinese called Siew Yuk in Cantonese or Shao Rou 烧肉 in Mandarin. This is very easy to prepare and the pork is very juicy, nice and tender inside while the skin is exceptionally crispy and crunchy. The first Roasted Pork was gone before I could take a picture... :DD so this time I quickly took some pictures of this delicious pork before it disappears ...hahaa...



Here is the recipe (I tweaked this recipe a bit from a blogger in London, just don't remember her site name, will look up again and place the link later)

1kg Pork belly (best with a little more fats) ~ clean, dry & cut into half
1/2 tbsp Coarse sea salt
1/2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tbsp Five spice powder
1 tbsp Rice wine (Shaoxing or White rice wine)

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined

Method:
  • Score the flesh part (not the skin) of the pork belly lightly in diagonal lines and rub in the marinade well.
  • Place the marinated side down on a container so it can sit and absorb the flavors.
  • Use a skewer or satay stick to poke repeatedly on the skin, then rub more salt on the skin only.
  • Marinate the pork belly uncovered for several hours or overnight in the fridge so that the skin will dry completely.
  • When ready to cook, pat dry if there is any moisture left on the skin and place pork in the middle of the oven. Remember to place a foil and pan underneath to enable fat to drip into the pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180C for 45 mins then switch temperature to 200C for another 20 mins.
  • The skin will get slightly burnt and charred.
  • Once cooked, remove pork from oven, scrape off any burnt parts with serrated knife (I used a fish scaler) and leave to rest for 10 mins before chopping.
  • **Just listen to that crackling...


Enjoy!

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  1. absolutely yummy!! can i have some for lunch?

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  2. I tried making roast pork before but only got a layer of hard skin. Yours looks so crunchy...yummy!

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  3. My hub loves roast pork especially those with crispy skin. We actually went on a food hunt for very good roast pork and found a couple of places. You've made it so easily that I'm tempted to try and impress my hub! Thanks.

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  4. oooh ann you made me hungry... this dish is very similar to our lechon kawali. your pictures are mouthwatering!

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  5. Oh wow....totally mouth-watering!!! Ann, I've not taken my breakfast but it's near lunch. You are only making it worse with such a lovely dish...my favourite! I wish I can have that plate and eat that...breakfast & lunch together :D

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  6. Hi Ann,

    I don't eat pork at all, but when I was pregnant with my son, I craved pork and this was one of the dishes I would crave. The skin is seriously the best part. NY daughter cannot get enough of the flavorful crispy skin. My son loves meat. Now that I am not carrying him anymore, I am back to a non pork eater. Funny how pregnancy can change your tastes huh? The pork lovers in my family would love this!

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  7. How did you know this is my FAVORITE kind of pork?? Thanks for sharing the secret of how to make it!

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  8. The pork looks amazing. I can see why it was gone so fast.

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  9. OOh WOWWW...Aancoo, u r a cooking genius..looks like a dish from a 5star hotel.. :)

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  10. your roast pig look like the one sell at chinatown!! now make me hungry just looking at the delicious fatty meat!

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  11. Ann, can I take the whole plate of roast pig home? ^_^

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  12. Not surprise they disappear fast! That looks so good! Going to bookmark this to try...thanks!

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  13. That pork looks fantastic and thanks For explaining how you get that beautiful crackling crust!

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  14. this is really mouthwatering..looks so good!and i'm so tempted to make this but before that i would really love to have a few pieces..

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  15. Looks absolutely yummy. I can also taste the crunchiness of the crispy pork skin.

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  16. My family & I love roast pork, especially the crunchy skin, yum yum! In fact I jut made it last month....but every time after I finish cooking it, i always regret not making more, lol! Yum!

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  17. i m impressed... this looks so perfect!!! :)

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  18. looks like a definite order for lunch! YUM!

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  19. Anncoo....boy, that looks easy ...wanted to try making roast pork from home but feel intimidated by it. After reading yours I would want to try making them. No wonder yours disappear fast before you can even take a shot of it :)) Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  20. Jess ~ sure, will invite you for lunch when I make this again.

    Bake for a Queen ~ When I take out the roasted pork from oven, the skin was very hard too but after you scrape that burnt parts you'll find the skin very cripsy.

    Busygran ~ hahaa...I'm sure your hub will impressed when you make this.

    Malou ~ Yes I saw your lechon kawali the other day, looks very delicious!

    Mary ~ hahaa..how about I send by fedex to you?

    Oh Lequan, make some roasted pork for your family, they'll love this for sure. I know you only crave for seafood ;DD

    Belinda ~ Really! Let me send you some ;))

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  21. Looks absolutely perfect! Makes me drooling ... 好好吃哦! This is one of our family favorite, my mom loves to make this :)

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  22. Lena ~ Thank you. I'm flattered by your lovely comment.

    My Asian Kitchen ~ hahaa..I really hope I can roast a pig one day :)

    Ah Tze ~ sure.

    Jeannie ~ You're welcome.

    Simone ~ You're welcome too :)

    Lena ~ Help yourself.

    BeeBee ~ The first time I made this was only 600g so it was gone within few mins.

    Elin ~ There are different recipes of making roast pork. Some people even added Nam Yu (fermented tofu).

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  23. One of my favorite ways to roast pork - thanks for the reminder. Bookmarked and perfect for a wintry eve,.

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  24. oh looks tasty:) absolutely yummy:)

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  25. Ann, OMG! this looks like those served in the restaurant! I would love to have some. If you are staying near by, I will be at your door already (uninvited) LOL!

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  26. This is gorgeous...I don't eat meat but my family does, and this would make a wonderful addition to to Holiday meals :)

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  27. I love pork belly and this is one easy and delicious recipe.

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  28. Thanks for the recipe Ann Coo! I love this roast pork especially the crispy skin!

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  29. You are making me so so hungry! The crackling skin of 烧肉 is my fav!

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  30. You can never go wrong with a good roasted pork. Awesome!!!

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  31. Your siew yoke looks so well done with the golden, crispy skin. My boys love this roasted pork but I try not to make it too often.

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  32. I haven't had roast pork like this in so so long (too long!) I love that the recipe looks not-too-hard, and your photos make it look extra-delicious :) Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Look so perfect even better than the ones from the stores :D

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  34. Your roast pork looks fantastic!
    I would love to have it for dinner one night this week

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  35. This looks absolutely delicious! Especially the crispy skin part ... that's my favourite :)

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  36. I have no idea you could make roast pork at home! I thought you will need open fire and a rotation fork, just like they in China! I think I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Mmm.. that pork belly sure looks delicious, love love love the crispy skin!

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  38. I forgot that I promised my husband to make roasted pork for him until saw your roasted pork :P. Yours looks so delicious that even though I am not a fan of roasted pork, I feel like having some now.

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  39. Anncoo, this roasted pork is done perfectly...so prefessionally done...love the presentation...beautiful pictures...SO SO yummie!

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  40. This is the one that I've been searching for ages, "tender inside while the skin is exceptionally crispy and crunchy"... Thks for sharing the recipe Ann ^_^

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  41. I made this once for Mother's Day. It's time to make another batch. :)

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  42. My mouth is watering!!! And it's only 8 a.m. here! ;-)

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  43. Thanks everyone for enjoying this recipe. Have a try :)

    Claudia ~ You're welcome :)

    Aga ~ Thanks!

    Quay Po ~ hehee...please make sure you bring something when you come :))

    Magic of Spice ~ We even make this for Chinese New Year.

    Biren ~ Right, this cannot make too often, too high in calories ;))

    Mrs. P ~ hahaa...There are many bloggers make very good roast pork too.

    Jess ~ Sure, I can still share some with you :)

    Juliana, Natasha, DG, Zoe, Velve, Tigerfish, Tanantha, Angie, Little Inbox : Thank you for your compliments.

    Esther ~ When you want the meat tender inside, you must get the meat with a little more fats.

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  44. Gosh, your siew yuk looks so good, better than those from the stalls. Just wanna some to try ..... courier??

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  45. We always buy pork belly. Now that you made it. I'll make it myself then. Thanks Anncoo!

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  46. I don't eat pork but I just enjoyed looking at the way you prepared it.

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  47. Mmmm...I can see why it went so fast the first time you made it. I can hear the crackling from here! Yummy!

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  48. Thanks Cheah! You want some ;DD

    Victor ~ You're welcome :)

    Kothiyavunu ~ Thanks for visiting.

    Lyndsey ~ Thanks.

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  49. wah your roast pork really make me drool... you are good leh! ;p

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  50. Love the look of that skin! Looks extremely crispy. Must try this!

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  51. That looks so good. I would love to try that.

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  52. 很漂亮,很脆口的烧肉。谢谢你分享的食谱。

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  53. Lori ~ Thank you :)

    Cherry Potato ~ 真的不错,有空的话,一定要试试看。

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  54. So delicious!!!! I love roast pork but never thought I could make it at home!

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  55. Whoa, getting ready for the coming festive season. I mean pre-run for 'Dong Jie' & Chinese New Year. The roasted pork looks very tempting. Have yet tried it! Will soon. Hopefully! ^_^ Have a great day & happy holiday!
    Blessings, Kristy

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  56. Hi Ann, when I made Chinese style crisp roast pork recently, my skin did get a bit burnt; wish I thought of using a fish scaler to get rid of it! I might try rice wine instead of soy next time too.

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  57. Vix ~ you made roast pork too? I must take a look :)

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  58. I am so going to make this, will incorporate it in my 2011 resolution, hhahhaha..

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  59. @Anncoo
    Oh, i admire your roasted pork so much! I tried your recipe and the skin part turn out very hard as mentioned by Bake for a Queen (looks like it hasn't cracked). I have searched other recipe around and i think probably the skin is not roasted enough. Probably because my oven is smaller (19 litres). However the flesh part is absolutely yummy! I have marinated the meat this morning and gonna try bake again this afternoon. This time, I will try baking it longer time or in a higher temperature. Hopefully i will get the crispy skin like in your picture!

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  60. @Peng Fei
    Hi Peng Fei,
    Hi Peng Fei,
    The pork must be completely dry, the best is buy fresh pork from the market and not frozen pork.
    When the skin is not crispy is also partly because coarse salt is not enough on the top of the skin. Try to cover salt generously and I suggest you switch your oven temperature to upper grill for another 10-15 mins. After that try your best to scrape the salt off as much as possible from the skin.

    Hope this helps and when the crackling sound comes from the oven, means that your roasted pork is perfect ;DD

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