You Need to Try An Ox Cafe’s Crispy Roast Pork

This is the dish we’re craving this month.

This divine creation, with crackling skin that almost upstages the succulent meat, is one of the specialties at An Ox Cafe (7411 W. Hampton Ave.).

Co-owner Sia Xiong’s family owned the popular, now-closed Asian market Rhino Foods, where the crispy pork earned a much-deserved cult following.



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At An Ox Cafe (named after the restaurant’s birth year on the Chinese zodiac), diners can order it with steamed white rice or the purple sticky rice shown here, along with a marvelous sour tamarind dipping sauce with just a hint of heat.

$25 for a generous portion.


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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.