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L80xH50mm, China

Sorry piggy, I writing a good roast pork (Char Shui) recipe today;


  • 1 kg boneless pork shoulder
    (the rolled one in supermarket is fine)
  • 2 tbs honey


  • 2 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs ground yellow bean sauce
  • 4 tbs thin soya sauce
  • 5 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs medium dry sherry
  • 2 tbs chinese rose wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Divide the pork into 50mm wide long stripes, leave the fat on
  2. Mix the marinade and marinade for at least 4 hrs
    (turning every 30 mins)
  3. Preheat the oven to 180c, place the strips of pork on a wire rack in the middle of the oven (put a tray of water a the bottom to ease cleaning)
  4. Roast for 30 mins, redip in marinade and roast again for 30 mins
  5. Take out, test that it is cooked, rest on rack, applied honey, sliced up to 10mm thick and enjoyed!

H150xW50xD70mm, Macau

Along the coasts and waterway of the southern China there is a tribe called the Tanka who reside on the junk boats.  Each family would have two small boats,one anchored for living and the other for fishing.  Wooden figurines of Gods and ancestors are made for worshiping and to offer blessing when they are out at sea.  With the decreasing number of fish and the better job opportunities on land, there are now only 1/5 of the Tanka still living at sea.

W100xH100xD25mm, China

This is a piece of wood carving covered with gold leaf, traditionally used in interior ornaments such as decoration for bed post or family alter table.  Though it can be found throughout China, it is mainly in the Southern Region where carving are more refined.  The golden wood carving makes use of the depth of the material, creating layers and a sense of perspective as a show of craftsmanship.