Char Siu

Char Siu

You might find that this bright red barbecue pork appears in so common of Chinese dishes--pork buns, especially--that you miss out on what makes it so spectacular. Note its sweetness, carefully marinated with hoisin, rice wine, and five-spice, grilled over charcoals. It's crunchy and tender at the same time, ready for thin slices á la carte or minced fine for steaming in pillowy white dough.

But char siu also tells the story of a long twentieth century, of Southern Chinese mass migration around the world, and bitter battles behind its juicy sweet bites. But Southern Chinese folks brought their tastes with them, opening bakeries and restaurants that serve the humble pork in many forms. In Scarborough, char siu is found aplenty, from bakeries and buffets to higher-end and all-nighter eateries. 

Char Siu

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with char siu

China Gourmet King
place 4286 Kingston Road, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.8812
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
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Congee Queen
place 3850 Sheppard Avenue E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.8288
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
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Crown Prince Fine Dining
place 3600 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.490.8893
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Fisherman Villa
place 25 Glen Watford Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.1625
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 08:30:00 to 23:00:00
Keung Kee
place 3300 Midland Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.292.8800
Landmark Seafood Cuisine
place 3601 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.498.8882
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 08:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
Lung Tung BBQ
place 4227 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.293.6669
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
Mike's BBQ
place 4400 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.609.2388
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 20:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
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Milliken Bar & Restaurant
place 4016 Finch Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.412.1888
Perfect Chinese Restaurant
place 4386 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.297.6100
star_rate Rating: 3.60
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Royal Congee Chinese Cuisine
place 4 Greystone Walk Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.261.8818
Sam Woo BBQ
place 375 Bamburgh Cir, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.491.3034
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
Shanghai Dim Sum
place 4401 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.344.3630
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 18:30:00
Tak Fu Seafood Restaurant
place 633 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.293.2979
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:00:00 to 16:00:00
Tsui Wah Restaurant
place 3261 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.6325
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
Xiao Long Bao
place 175 Commander Blvd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.291.0123
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00