Roasted pork (siew yoke/siew bak)

On some days, I crave for sinfully oily roasted pork with crispy skin. I have been on vegetarian diet for the last 20 days and found it sinfully sinful 🙂 to just look at pictures of the stuffs I am not eating at the moment.

This plate of roasted pork from Mr. Ho’s restaurant here in Penang is one of them. I had been storing yummylicious pork photos for a while and never posted them as I do not want my website to appear ‘offensive’ to my Muslim readers.

Therefore, the reason I revived this weblog is to just talk about pork and pig. I have lots of recipes too. If you are a regular reader of this blog and the extension of this blog, please surf over to MalaysiaBest. Over there, it is pork-free.


We know that it is not a healthy practice to eat fatty food like these three-layers pork. But sometimes, who can resist the crunch, the taste and the distinct flavour of oily meat? Many of our old folks still take a packet of chopped roasted pork and char siew they picked up from their regular butcher to their morning yumcha (dimsum) session inspite of the caution from their doctors. After all, you have one life, live it!

I must say that Mr. Ho’s here in Penang is way, way better than the outlets in KL because they are housed in this beautiful colonial building. Service is good too. But I do wish Mr. Ho will include more ‘non-meat’ menu because each visit made me feel terribly guilty as I gorged down too much un-healthy meats.

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8 thoughts on “Roasted pork (siew yoke/siew bak)


    (March 20, 2006 - 5:19 pm)

    droool…….thats making me soooo hungry


    (March 20, 2006 - 10:45 pm)

    o.O yummy!!!!!! I just loved roasted pork!

    […] Stop watching so much food porn. Get the siew bak images out of your mind! You will get your mud crabs in another 20 days. Mee Udang minus the huge prawns taste as good. […]


    (March 22, 2006 - 12:57 am)

    Found a place where I can ease my graving for Malysian local food. yumm!


    (April 11, 2006 - 6:19 am)

    for muslim, what would be the substitute meat if i want to cook the same disch? would say beef be a good substitute?


    (April 11, 2006 - 12:15 pm)

    huh…damn hungry…going for lunch !!!

    […] This idea came from Cooking Island’s couple, Lawrence and Erina. They gave me this marvellous idea to use mee-koo as the pizza base, pizza font as the sauce, siew bak (siew yoke/roasted pork) as the meat fillings and topped with mozarella cheese to complete it. […]


    (November 12, 2006 - 10:35 pm)

    i’m not sure whether beef can substitute pork or not. It depends whether the beef belly have fat layers or not (sorry i don’t eat beef so i’m so sure). If you use lean meat it would be very dry. actually not easy to grill this dish. If you don’t have the skill the surface of the skin will be very hard “just taste like chewing glass”. Those master have speacial skills and tips, they create bubbles on the skin while roasting it. and make the skin so crispy…

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