Siu yuk

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Siu yuk
RoastPig.jpg
Sliced Roasted Pig
Chinese 燒肉
Cantonese Jyutping siu1 juk6
Hanyu Pinyin shāo ròu
Literal meaning roasted meat

Siu yuk (roasted pig, Chinese: 燒肉; Jyutping: siu1 juk6) is a variety of siu mei, or roasted meat dishes, in Cantonese cuisine. It is made by roasting an entire pig with seasoning in a charcoal furnace at high temperature. [1] Roasted pigs of high quality have crisp skin and juicy and tender meat. Usually the meat is served plain, but it is sometimes served with soy sauce or hoisin sauce.

Terminology[edit]

When individual pieces are served, it is known as "roasted pork" or "roasted meat" (Chinese: 燒肉, Mandarin: shāoròu, Cantonese: siu1 juk6).[2] When the entire pig is served, the dish is known as "roasted pig" (Chinese: 燒豬, roasted pig, Mandarin shāozhū, Cantonese: siu1 zyu1). In most cases it is referred to by the former term, since it is always consumed in small quantities.[3]

Regional[edit]

Southern China[edit]

Another dish of roasted pork

The style of cooking is nearly identical between the different parts of mainland China and Hong Kong. Sometimes the entire pig is purchased for the sake of special family affairs, business openings, or as a ritualistic spiritual offering. For example, in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong, one tradition is to offer one or several whole roast pigs to the Jade Emperor to celebrate a film's opening with a roast pig; the pig is sacrificed to ward off evils in return to pray for the film's success. One garnish used to make the dish look more appealing is topping the roast pig with circular slices of pineapple and glacé cherries for eyes. The roast pig is often presented in red wrapping paper and a red box for luck.

Overseas Chinatowns[edit]

In overseas Chinatowns, the cooking style is identical to that found in Southern China.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christine Ho (March 21, 2011). "Crispy Roast Pork Belly (脆皮燒肉)". christinesrecipes.com. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ wantanmien (2010-04-17). "Hong Kong crispy roasted pork belly (Siu Yuk) 脆皮燒肉 (Cantonese)". youtube.com. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Siu Mei Kung Fu". rthk.hk. 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2012.