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Secret of the char siu sauce

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    For Priscilla Lau, making char siu is part of a long cooking tradition that once included Sunday dinner for 12 to 20 family and friends every week.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Patricia Lau’s grandchildren created a book of her recipes that her late husband, Herky, jokingly titled “Cooking the P. Lau Way,” pilau being the Hawaiian word for stinky.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    In Hawaii, char sui is one of our favorite preparations for marinated meat.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Priscilla Lau advises cooking char siu directly on a clean, oiled oven rack with a pan of water placed below.

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