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Add Some Asian Flair To Your Tailgate

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Add Some Asian Flair To Your Tailgate
Char Siu Pork Ribs from Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen / Photo by Jonathan Boncek

Chinese food isn’t traditional tailgaiting fare , but Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina makes Pork Char Siu Ribs that would be at home in any pre-game celebration.

Restauranteur Karalee Nielsen Fallert had a dream of bringing authentic Chinese food to the Lowcountry, so she and Taiwanese born Chef Lily Lei teamed up to open Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen in Charleston. Chef Lei brought a collection of family recipes that have made the restaurant a unique favorite among Charleston diners. Bits of Southern flavors like Mepkin Abbey mushrooms and pork belly mix with Chinese mainstays like Firecracker Shrimp and Salt & Pepper Calamari to make Lee Lee’s truly unique.

Char Siu Ribs soak in a pink salt brine for 24 hours before being roasted and tossed in a honey, hoisin pepper sauce.

“The char siu ribs are fall off the bone-tender and they have a perfectly balanced flavor.” – Karalee Fallert

Pair them with a light ale or witbier or a sparkling wine for a tailgate spread no one will forget.

Char Siu Ribs
From Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina