Where to find ready-to-eat chiar shu?
Found this recipe for Taro puffs (
http://www.mycookinghut.com/2010/10/1... ) and I wanted to make it, but I also wanted to not BBQ my own pork... anyone know of a good place where I can pick up chiar shu pork that's ready to put into dishes?
Thanks in advance!
In the Falls Church area, Marks Duck House, Miu Kee and Great Wall all have good char sui. If you're making a special trip out, I'd look before buying because it can be hit or miss, though usually more hit than miss. If it doesn't look good, move on--they're not that far apart from each other. Hopefully, other CHs will have suggestions for places closer to you. Falls Church is closest to me.
In the District, I know that Chinatown Express sells char siu. I remember having it once and it was acceptable, if not great. Don't remember if Full Kee makes their own, but Chinatown Express definitely does.
Full Kee Restaurant
509 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
126 Carroll Island Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220
You can also find it at Eat First in Chinatown.
Eat First Restaurant
609 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001