Vegan Char Siu
Craving some Char Siu fan? Wantan mee? Chinese fried rice? Look no further with this all vegan all natural, all delicious, Char Siu! If you’re lucky you may be able to find other Vegan Char Siu, but if you want one with no msg, no food coloring, no preservatives, etc then you have come to the right place! Our Char Siu starts with a wheat gluten base that is grilled and baked. It is then doused in a special homemade Char Siu sauce and roasted to perfection.
After looking at the ingredients of ready made Char Siu sauce I decided mine had to be made from scratch. But one ingredient of Char Siu sauce is hoisin sauce. It’s hard to find a hoisin sauce that I feel good about cooking with, as they seem to have preservatives, flavorings, colorings, etc. I don’t need all that! So after much research and several trials, I came up with my own that I feel good about serving to my family, and you will too!
Thaw your char siu by leaving it on the fridge overnight (preferable), or thawing in the microwave if necessary. You can then heat up your Char Siu by placing it in a covered pan in the oven and then slicing it. Or you can slice it cold and heat up the slices in a frying pan with a bit of oil (or heat the whole log in the frying pan and then slice it). You can also heat it briefly in the microwave until warmed, though I prefer the texture of it heated in the oven or on the stove. Or if you prefer, just slice and eat it cold!
Use in char siu fan, wantan noodles, with fried rice, and more!
Your Char Siu will stay fresh in the fridge for about 7-10 days, or in the freezer for several months. You can slice it and freeze portions wrapped or in containers to use in dishes whenever you’d like.
Comes in a log. Choose whole log (~300g) or Half Log (~150g)
a whole log has about 6-8 servings
base: wheat gluten, filtered water, nutritional yeast, chickpea flour, sunflower oil, soy sauce, onion powder, liquid smoke, salt, garlic powder
Sauce: soy sauce, maltose, brown sugar, rice vinegar, molasses, garlic powder, 5 spice powder, toasted sesame oil, ginger powder, black pepper
*This product contains onion/garlic, but it can be made without. Just choose that option at top before adding it to your cart if desired.