Char Sui is Chinese BBQ Pork. Don’t let the word BBQ fool you. This isn’t your typical southern pulled pork BBQ (albeit we love that). No, the flavors and cooking method for Char Sui is quite different. And the results…phenomenal. Juicy, melt-in-your-mouth pork infused with a sweet & sticky marinade. Let us not pass over what makes Char Sui dreamy good. Crispy. Pork Fat. Rules!!
Let me just say this about that. I don’t think I’ve ever delivered so much flavor with so little effort. When I got home from work I assembled everything I needed, put the broth and seasoning on to simmer, all in about 5 minutes. I did also pop our beef filet into the freezer, which later helped with getting a nice thin slice.
I made scrumptious Pistachio-Chai muffins yesterday afternoon. I sat down at my computer this morning, muffin by my side, to write about them. I didn’t get two sentences in before I was stuck. How do I describe the flavor of Chai Tea? I love it. I’ve had it many times since Shelby first introduced it to me several years ago. I know there’s cinnamon, I think there may be ginger and clove, but it’s depth of flavor is far more than that.
I’ve mentioned before how much I adore my hair stylist. And I think you also know by now that I LOVE to talk about food. So when I have my time in the salon chair with a captive audience…we talk about food. I’m so happy that she has become a Lemony Thymefollower. Through conversation, I’ve always known she was a ‘good eater’ (something my mom labeled you as, IF you were willing to try different cuisines, and of course clean your plate).
Having said that, she’s young and still honing her own cooking skills. She shared that she loved the egg recipes I had been posting, but no matter how hard she tried she could not poach an egg. To quote her, “they always end up like egg drop soup.” And that was the recipe inspiration for this Egg Drop Soup post.