BBQ Pork Wanton Noodle 叉烧云吞面
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Recipe type: Chinese
Cuisine: Main
Serves: 3
  • 500g pork collar (五花肉)
  • 2-3 bunches of mee kia
  • 10 pcs of wantons (recipe can be found here)
  • some cai xin vegetables
  • some spring onion, diced

For the Char Siew Marinade :
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet soya sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey

For the Wanton Soup:
  • 50g dried anchovies
  • 3 tbsp yellow beans (黄豆), soaked overnight in water
  • 1L water

For the Noodles Sauce (for 1 serving):
  • 1½ tsp pork lard oil
  • 1 tsp sweet soya sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sambal chilli
  • dash of sesame oil
  1. Marinade the pork collar with the marinade ingredients and leave it overnight in the fridge. Heat up a wok or deep frying pan and add the pork collar with all the sauce into it. Turn it over occasionally to ensure every parts of the pork collar is infused with the sauce.
  2. In another pot, boil the water together with the dried anchovies (in a soup stock bag) and yellow beans for 15 minutes.
  3. Going back to the char siew, after the sauce starts to boil and thickens slightly, remove from heat.
  4. Place the char siew together with remaining sauce in a baking tin.
  5. Grill the char siew in the oven for 180 degrees C for 15 minutes in the middle rack. (Depending on the thickness of your meat, as mine was relatively thick, hence I baked it longer in the oven.)
  6. Remove from oven, flip the pork collar over to the other side and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  7. When the char siew is done, remove and cut into thin slices. Top/serve the char siew with the remaining sauce.
  8. Going back to the soup, after 15 minutes, remove the dried anchovies stock bag from the soup, but reserving the yellow beans in the soup.
  9. Add the wantons into the soup. The wantons are cooked after they float to the surface of the soup.
  10. In another wok, heat up some water and blanch the mee kia noodles in it.
  11. Drain the noodles and rinsed them briefly over tap water.
  12. Combine all the ingredients for the noodles sauce in a plate. Add the mee kia noodles and mix them well with the sauce.
  13. At the same time, blanch the cai xin vegetables in a pot of boiling water with 1 tsp of cooking oil (This is to give the vegetables some shine.). Drain well.
  14. Serve the noodles with the char siew, wantons, vegetables together with the wanton soup. Garnish the wanton soup with some diced spring onion.
Typically, wanton noodles are also served with some green chillies. Feel free to add some if you have.
Recipe by Eat What Tonight at