Semi-Homemade Char Siu Pork Buns
Today’s recipe for Char Siu Pork Buns is the result of a great trip to the local Asian supermarket. Before I share that story, let’s focus on these buns! They pork is sticky and crispy on the edges. Wedge that between a pillow of fluffy Asian style rolls and top with more gooey sauce and crunch pickles. Whoa does that yield some serious flavor!
My co-worker and I share the same affinity for being worldly in the kitchen. I decided it was time to take her to a local Asian supermarket near our office to make some new discoveries. We didn’t just stick to the noodle aisles either. We slowly combed every inch of that place. While, I’m not as adventurous as some cooks, it definitely gave me some great inspiration. My loot included my usual dumpling wrappers, a new steamer, sticky buns, and a bunch of new sauces and spices to experiment with.
Fast forward a few days later and I was now looking for what to stuff my buns with. Well, a fellow blogger of mine had me covered. I had recently stumbled across RecipeTin Eats recipe for Chinese Barbecue Pork (aka Char Siu). It looked absolutely perfect for what I was trying to pull together. The glaze looked thick and sappy (perfect for drizzling extra on the buns!).
Well, RecipeTin Eats didn’t let me down. The pork was tender and the marinade was perfection. I doubled the sauce to use it for my composed dish. I also picked up some sweet and spicy pickles from my local favorite, Picklicious. These pickles give it the crunch and the brightness the bites need. These buns melt in your mouth and warm your belly. It’s Asian comfort food for sure!