Char-siu-so (叉燒酥)

Char-siu-so (叉燒酥)

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English terms: Roast Pork Puff, BBQ Pork Puff, Char-siu Puff

Although difficult to say, as I love all dim-sum, Char-siu-so are just about my favourites. They are similar inside to their fluffy ‘bao’ cousins but with a puff pastry-like outer shell which is sprinkled with seasame seeds. Often they are sold by bakeries too and so if you fancy a quick snack without the whole sit down deal they’re perfect for a shopper’s pit stop or a coffee break munch. When made properly, they should be served warm, although not stupidly hot, and the pastry should be light and flakey. When ordered in a restaurant, they usually come out first in a x3 to a portion and although easily picked up with chopsticks, there’ll be no raised eyebrows if you feel like using your fingers, like me!

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