Dr Leslie Tay •
23 Nov 2011 • 249 reviews • 562 followers
If there is one thing the Teochews are not well known for, it is roasted duck. We are more famous for our braised duck. So when this Teochew ah hia (uncle) told me that his char siew and roast duck were cooked Teochew-style, it threw me off balance.
So what is so special about Teochew-style roast meat? The stall owner explained that Teochews love sweet things. Think orh nee (yam paste) and Teochew bak chang (rice dumplings) which have sweet bean paste in them. Teochew char siew is also much sweeter than usual. He shared that his marinade had bean paste and malt in it. Certainly, the