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foreverhungry Jun 25, 2013 06:31 PM

Where can I find char siu in the Twin Cities? Preferably in or near the South Minneapolis area, but I'd travel for a top notch rendition of it.

I just attempted a char siu at home, but I'm at a disadvantage in evaluating it as I've never had it! Thanks!

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    emptybelly Jun 25, 2013 07:03 PM

    You can usually find them at Asian grocery stores with a deli. I have seen them at a couple stores on Eat Street between 25th and 28th. Sorry I can't remember the names of these places. You can also find it at Keefer Court on the West Bank. While you are there, get a bowl of wonton noodle soup and some curry beef buns to go. Yum! House of Wu in Burnsville probably has the best char siu and roast duck if you're in that neck of the woods.

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      Maggie19 Jun 26, 2013 12:36 PM

      Shuang Hur Market 2710 Nicollet.

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        halloweengal Jul 1, 2013 07:34 PM

        The deli at United Noodle (2015 E 24th St, Minneapolis) has some really excellent char siu.

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          JimGrinsfelder Jul 2, 2013 07:56 PM

          I second halloweengal's recommendation. United Noodle is my favorite. It's available by the pound (or fraction of a pound).

          I like to order 1/4 lb and spike my tonkatsu ramen with extra porky goodness.

        2. scoopG Jul 4, 2013 05:00 AM

          Check out Keefer Court as well.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773660
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/457019
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/476827
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653569

          1. Db Cooper Jul 10, 2013 11:44 AM

            I was looking at the summer menu for Piccolo last night and noticed that it is on there. Not sure how traditional the preparation is compared to what you made, but wanted to point it out as I never recalled seeing it before your post.

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              shanemio Jul 29, 2013 11:27 PM

              Better late than never...Ha Tien on University Avenue west of Marion Street has a wonderful deli and excellent well priced Char Siu, as well as duck and roast pork. Bonus points it also has a large selection of other asian dishes. All good and cheap.

              It is in back of a grocery store with a large selection of asian food, fresh veg, meat and seafood. It has also been recently remodeled and is quite nice.

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