This char siu coleslaw flavoured with Chinese bbq sauce is a great side salad and perfect if you're having a barbecue too! It's delicious with burgers, Chinese spare ribs or just as part of a buffet. It's a great way to add extra flavour to a simple coleslaw recipe.
I have to admit I'm ambivalent about coleslaw. Offer me a spoonful of ready-made bought coleslaw swimming in a gloopy white dressing and I'll almost certainly refuse. On the other hand, if it's homemade and the vegetables are lightly coated in mayonnaise but still clearly visible and identifiable, then it'll be a different story altogether.
Coleslaw is a perfect side dish for a barbecue. So when I was asked if I would like to take part in the Lee Kum Kee Summer Carnival and create a perfect dish for a barbecue using some of their sauces I was happy to take part.
For me, when I think of barbecues the first thing I always think of is burgers. I was quite tempted to just go down that old familiar route. After all, the Char Siu Sauce mixed with beef mince made a tasty juicy burger. Fortunately I decided to play around with the sauces a little more.
How I used the char siu sauce
My lovely husband is always telling me that barbecue sauce goes well with coleslaw. Although he isn't talking about Chinese barbecue sauce, I thought why not try a traditional coleslaw but with Asian bbq flavours instead? I added just enough of the Char sui Chinese bbq sauce to the coleslaw to give it that lovely Chinese bbq flavour and even added some to a burger too! A double dose of Char Siu flavour.
What did I think of this Chinese bbq coleslaw?
Even though I don't eat a lot of creamy dressings on salads I loved the flavours in this salad. So from now on, it may not only be my husband who reaches for the bbq sauce whenever we have coleslaw!
Char Siu Coleslaw Recipe
Char Siu Coleslaw
- 120 g carrot grated
- 100 g white cabbage finely sliced
- 80 g red cabbage finely sliced
- 1 red onion finely sliced
- 80 g mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp char siu sauce
- Mix all the vegetables together with the mayonnaise.
- Add the char sui sauce. Add 1 tbsp then taste and add the rest if required.
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Disclosure: I was sent the sauces for free to try but the opinions and recipe are my own.