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Chinese BBQ Rib Sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by danbono, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All I'm looking for a good Chinese BBQ sauce for ribs.. I have tried some of the commercial ones, was not too happy with them..Your thoughts or idea's. I would prefer one already made, way too much stuff need if made from scratch!
    Thanks dan
     
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You and I both Dan.
    I don't think there is a 'Good' store bought sauce for Char Siu or otherwise, at least not that I've found.
    Not even in the Asian market.
    But I'll admit I haven't tried them all yet.
     
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do you have any Asian groceries nearby? I have one little place which is actually northern Burmese so there's a lot of mysterious Thai sauces. Some of them have pepper that will blow your head off. Have you tried any kind of hoisin sauce?

    Or, look for something Korean if you can. You have to admire a culture that puts a grill in the middle of the table.
     
  4. ksblazer

    ksblazer Smoking Fanatic

    I like this Korean BBQ sauce for a change of pace.

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  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    marinaded flanken cut ribs 24 hours in a simple korean sauce i made the other day, soy sauce,brown sugar,chili sauce,minced garlic and oinion cbp and a little beer. was awesome
     
  6. rjob

    rjob Fire Starter ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jeff's book has an Asian sauce for ribs that has become a favorite for us. Have used it on ribs and pork bites(like burnt ends).
     
  7. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry, but when I think of Chinese BBQ, all I can see is tables of BBQ'd Dog.
    And it pisses me off.
     
  8. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why?
    Different cultures, different foods, rules, beliefs, customs, values and on and on and on.
    Hindus don't look too kindly upon us eating their sacred animals, much less pets.

    A dog can be both a pet and emergency food source.
    Native Americans kept them as pets, beasts of burden and food.

    I'd try one given half a chance.
    Cat too.
    Plate them up!
     
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  9. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife didn't think it was funny when my buddy and I offered to eat her pet bunny when she went off to college. (Pre marriage)

    My little sister used to get pissed about me staring at her guinea pigs.
    She knew my intent.
     
  10. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like this one also, as well as their Beef Bulgogi sauce in a stir fry.
     
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  11. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi I've tried all of the Lee KUM Kee sauces already..Didn't really like them.
    Thanks Dan
     
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Koon Chun is another big seller. I prefer the thicker Hoisin they make. Maybe try this brand. There is one other that I have yet to get my hands on. It's called Bullhead BBQ Sauce. I am told it is that " secret " ingredient that is the reason homemade Char Siu does not taste like take out...JJ
     
  15. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  16. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All The recipe for Chinese BBQ Ribs, needs some work..Next time fresh ginger. I'm getting closer to restaurant style Chinese ribs.
    Thanks Dan
     
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  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The last time we had Chinese Take-out, we had Boneless Ribs and Mu Shu Pork. The Mu Shu is basically cabbage, pork and some other veg, placed on a Hoisin smeared Rice Paper wrapper and rolled. The Hoisin has a distinct flavor impact. The surprise was we noted the Boneless Ribs WERE NOT made with Hoisin! Now the quest begins to figure out what Sauce ingredient they are using. I need to order some ingredients but I think it has to be an XO Sauce or Sa-cha Sauce like Bulls Head...JJ