In the world of Hong Kong style cooking, the quality of the Cha Shao truly defines the restaurant. It is the ultimate hallmark of a fine Cantonese dining establishment. Even though the name connotes a simplistic cooking concept, the dish is incredibly difficult to make well. Suffice it to say, Uncle Joe, the person and the inspiration for this unique Hong Kong bistro, has never found satisfactory Cha Shao in all the places he has traveled to for many decades within the United States.
The recipe for Cha Shao has been tirelessly developed at Hong Kong’s Uncle Joe’s located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The dish demands that the specialized cut of pork remains tender and moist after cooking in a barbecue oven, and that it presents a just-perfect balance between its sweetness and a proprietary barbecue sauce.
At Uncle Joe’s too, we offer an unprecedented spicy version of this famous dish that is not found anywhere else in the world. It is based on our unique recipe that takes advantage of rare red pepper of unusual qualities.