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Siu Yuk 烧肉

Roast Pork Belly by any other name – Siew Yoke , Siu Yuk , Sio Bak, 烧肉

I came across a post on Facebook the other day that really spoke to me.

“My life is a constant battle between my love for food and not wanting to be fat”

I have a confession to make. I haven’t worked out in a month. *SHOCK! HORROR!* No seriously, I really need to get my ass back on the cross trainer. I was so good with my routine up till a month ago. My knee started to hurt a little so I took that excuse and I ran with it. Pun totally intended 😉 Wait, am I doing this right? Anyway, it’s a miracle I haven’t ballooned considering the way I’ve been eating. I mean, look at this Roast Pork Belly!!

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

How do you say no to that?? I know I can’t. Crispy skin crackling and juicy fatty flesh is a combination hard to beat. And being chinese, the way my mind works is Fat = Yumz. 1.35 billion people can’t be wrong, right? You know this dish is awesome when it’s got so many names in so many dialects and languages, and I’m just naming the four I know. Continue reading Roast Pork Belly by any other name – Siew Yoke , Siu Yuk , Sio Bak, 烧肉