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Title: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: phillamb168 on May 16, 2011, 11:21:30 AM
Weaz et al, check this out:

http://norecipes.com/blog/2009/10/05/japanese-chashu-recipe/

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The trick is to use pork cheek instead of the usual pork shoulder or belly that most people use for Chashu. If you’ve never tried it before, pork cheek is porcine perfection, taking the best qualities of a tasty cut like shoulder and marbling in a lattice of fat between the pink strands meat. When braised, the pieces of meat are almost imperceptibly suspended in a mesh of fat, that instantly liquefies when it enters your warm mouth.
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: The Professor on May 17, 2011, 04:36:50 AM
Oh man...thanks for that info.
I am a great admirer of the pig, and am always looking for ways to do him honor.

I'm gonna be all over this one!!!!
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: punatic on May 17, 2011, 07:39:16 AM
It is a dish available in many places here, and yes, it is as least as good as you think it would be.
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: phillamb168 on May 17, 2011, 08:36:31 AM
It is a dish available in many places here, and yes, it is as least as good as you think it would be.

Do they do Ramen over there? The Chashu was going to be a thing for my clone of tonkotsu ramen (same website has the recipe for home-made).

I've been getting on a big japanese/chinese kick lately. It just seems healthier, although the Bao I had last night were pork with no vegetables, so that doesn't really count I guess. Nor would this count as healthy, I suppose... Oh well.
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: punatic on May 17, 2011, 08:44:27 AM
It is a dish available in many places here, and yes, it is as least as good as you think it would be.

Do they do Ramen over there?


Ramen, saimin...  We have ramen bars. Slllluuurrrrp!
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: dean on May 17, 2011, 02:44:29 PM
Pork cheek?  Isn't that "hog jowls"?   :D
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: Hokerer on May 17, 2011, 03:07:51 PM
Pork cheek?  Isn't that "hog jowls"?   :D

or could be worse depending on which "cheeks" you're talking about
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: weazletoe on May 17, 2011, 04:49:53 PM
I think I just had a foodgasm!  :o
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: dean on May 17, 2011, 05:37:00 PM
Pork cheek?  Isn't that "hog jowls"?   :D

or could be worse depending on which "cheeks" you're talking about

Oh, I don't know... I rather like pork butt cheeks, especially salted and cured... smoke cured.... mmmmmmmmmmmm.  Come to think about it I like almost anything smoked... haven't tried smoked beer yet though... sounds kinda gross, like bacon beer.   :D 
Title: Re: Chashu (pork cheek)
Post by: weazletoe on May 17, 2011, 06:39:29 PM
sounds kinda gross, like bacon beer.   :D  

 How dare you take the name of bacon in vain!!  I challenge you to a duel.  >:(