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Chinese BBQ sausage in Boston?

danspeca Mar 29, 2009 08:41 PM

Someone I met this past weekend told me about a sausage you could buy in Chinatown markets that, when cooked on the bbq, taste just like BBQ Spareribs...?? Does anybody know anything about this? Sounds awesome!!

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    cdoobiest Mar 31, 2009 06:11 PM

    I think you are all talking about something different. I don't know the chinese term for the BBQ sausage but in Canada where I am from, there is a Chinese Sausage that is marinated in same sauce as BBQ Ribs and Pork. I haven't yet seen them in Boston BBQ places. Too bad, it is very good. It is a very soft sausage, not like an italian sausage or polish kielbalsa.

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    1. re: cdoobiest
      ScubaSteve Mar 31, 2009 07:58 PM

      head to your nearest GhettoBasket and get the Chinese Brand Sausage and let us know what you think...

      i suggest par-boiling them for 10 minutes, butterflying them and then finishing them on a Grill, with a Nice Charrrr. serve in a soft sub-type roll with sauteed peppers and onions with either/both Howard's Sweet Pepper Relish and a Proper Spicy Mustard.


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        cdoobiest Apr 5, 2009 06:48 PM

        i got the chinese name of bbq sausage. it is sew cheng if anyone can find it or try to look for it! good luck

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      yummieeee Mar 30, 2009 04:20 PM

      Try depasqale's in newton. They have the best homemade sausages around. You will find what your looking for here. The chinese here are excellent along with everything else. Hot italian. Tomato and basil. They do a garlic and cheese on the weekend that is incredible.

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        mrsNEPATSfan Mar 30, 2009 04:04 PM

        You can get these at Shaws too....They are with the Italian Sausage. Or buy a jar of AH-sO sauce,,,its the same thing ;)

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        1. re: mrsNEPATSfan
          ScubaSteve Mar 30, 2009 04:24 PM

          yah but you'd have to take the meat out of the casing, mix it up, then re-stuff it.

        2. TomH Mar 30, 2009 10:35 AM

          I have seen the Chinese Sausage links at the Somerville Market Basket, Shaw's and McKinnons in Davis Square.

          1. kobuta Mar 30, 2009 07:27 AM

            Sounds like you may have your answer, but thought I'd just chime in to concur with the thought that chinese sausages (lap cheung) are not even remotely close to tasting like spareribs.

            1. ScubaSteve Mar 30, 2009 06:43 AM

              do you mean the "Chinese Brand Sausage"? they do in fact taste just like the red dye Chinese ribs and are available at most MarketBaskets. they're the same size and shape as a traditional Italian sausage. i've never seen them in CTown though.

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              1. re: ScubaSteve
                mjg0725 Mar 30, 2009 07:24 AM

                I have seen these in MB before, never got them though. Doms Sausage in Malden does this version very well. They do them in 6" BBQ size.

              2. barleywino Mar 30, 2009 04:23 AM

                maybe they were referring to lap cheung? usually comes in a shrink-wrapped clear package of about 8 sausages. of course there's always cha siu (bbq pork, looks red, not to be confused with roast pig, with the crispy orange skin) which you can see hanging in the windows at places like Hong kong Eatery, and would probably be even closer to "BBQ spareribs"

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                1. re: barleywino
                  grant.cook Mar 30, 2009 06:24 AM

                  Hit the Super 88.. if it exists, and you can buy it retail, they probably have it.

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                    Luther Mar 30, 2009 06:48 AM

                    It's definitely not lap chong, which I'd say tastes nothing like chinese-american spare ribs (aside maybe from the fact that they're sweetish). I agree with ScubaSteve, it's probably those "Chinese Brand Sausage"

                    1. re: Luther
                      gourmaniac Mar 30, 2009 07:03 AM

                      There is a good version of chinese flavored sausage at dipasquales on Watertown street in Newton and it isn;t anything like lap cheong.

                      1. re: Luther
                        barleywino Mar 30, 2009 08:06 AM

                        i guess the last time i ordered Chinese-American spare ribs anywhere was probably 15 yrs ago, so ok, i defer to your judgement

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