Friday, April 01, 2011

Char Siu Bao

So, the (hyper-competitive) boys in the office are having an eating contest right now. They are attempting to be the existing office record of eight Char Siu Bao in one sitting.

First of all, I was unaware that we maintained an office record book of eating accomplishments. But given the level of competitiveness amongst the guys here, it does not surprise me one bit.

Second, I am a little bit new to the idea of Char Siu Bao (pronounced "Chow Sow Bow" all the words rhyme...), but basically it is a boneless Chinese spare rib chopped up and baked inside a sort of sweet roll. Not sure if they are common in Chinatown or if there is only one place that makes them, but they are favorites of the boys here.

Third...is there any way that this turned out well?

2 comments:

MrsV said...

Success! I am caught up :)

cindy said...

the "char siu bao" is Cantonese, and Mandarin speakers (like me) pronounce it "tsa sao bao." special sweetened BBQ'ed pork. it's a dim sum regular.

as soon as I read the title I wanted some. *sigh*