The White Swan Hotel, one of the most recognized five-star luxury hotels in China and a landmark of the modern Lingnan architecture, has been regarded as a true benchmark for authentic Cantonese cuisine since its founding in 1983.
A Cantonese dish called char siu, also known as Cantonese barbecued pork, is true authentic in this hotel.
In 2019, the White Swan Hotel upgraded the raw ingredient to use Iberico black pigs from Spain.
During the preparation, the chef will first cut the Iberico pork into long strips and marinate it for 3 hours with ingredients such as eggs, sugar, light soy sauce, rice wine, and salt.
After that, the meat is skewered and hung on a rack then placed in a hot oven at 200 degrees and grilled for 15 minutes until fully cooked.
To ensure the texture of char siu when eaten, the master-chef will pour the rosolio onto the meat and sprinkle it with sea salt while smoking it in front of the guests.
When the barbecued pork is served, it has a rich golden-red color with a sparkling and translucent appearance. The meat is tender and juicy, with an explosion of flavors in your mouth!
拍摄｜郭思杰 龚吉林 夏世焱 周政超
出品｜新快报 ╳ 羊城晚报对外传播部