Saturday, March 19, 2011

How to Say Cha Shao Bao in Cantonese?

Cha Shao Bao, an extremely popular Cantonese dim sum in Hong Kong. How to say it in Cantonese? Want to shock the waiters at the restaurant? Let's learn to say it. To continue my restaurant Cantonese lessons, you are going to learn two terms today – cha shao bao and la jiu cheung!! To make it more sensible – Steam Roast Pork Bun and Chili Sauce.

Cha Shao Bao 义燒飽

Dim sums are made to order. Look at the steam from the bao I am eating!. Let’s learn how to say Chao Shao Bao义燒飽 in Cantonese and see my greedy eating show. Click on the video.
Anna Eating Cha Shao Bao

The other time one of my blog readers said he could not say chili sauce in Cantonese. Today I’m at a Chiu Chau restaurant and their chili sauce is quite unique – not extremely hot however very aromatic. It's excellent to go with my turnip pudding, and many other dim sums. So next time when you want to order a dish of chili sauce, say this:

Chili Sauce 辣椒醬 with Turnip Pudding

Hong Kong Food Blog - Cha Shao Bao - Learn Restaurant Cantonese

Warning: Do NOT Use These Cooking Oils


Amy said...

Hiya, Just want to say; I came across your blog through Google. I was born in England, and love HK food but I normally can't read up about it because I can't read Cantonese fluently. So thank you very much for your site!

Me and my boyfriend love looking through all the photos of food!

Best Wishes, :)

Kuei-Ti Lu said...

I learned two Cantonese terms! Are the Chinese words you provided in Cantonese?

Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Anna said...

Yes, the Chinese characters I provided are what I spoke in Cantonese.