How To Make Char Siu – Chinese Barbecued Pork Recipe

Char siu which means “fork roasted” is a popular dish from China. The meat is flavored with a mixture of seasonings and prepared by roasting. There are various of pork cuts being used for this dish. You can use pork’s loin, belly, butt, fat, and neck end.


• 500 grams pork butt (sliced)
• 5 garlic cloves (grated)
• 5 cm ginger (grated)
• 4 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp red fermented tofu
• 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
• 2 tbsp light soy sauce
• 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
• 1 tbsp Shoaxing rice wine
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon food coloring fluid
• 1 teaspoon five-spice powder


In a mixing bowl, put all seasonings.
Mix until well combined to make a sauce for marinade.

Put the sliced pork inside a plastic or ziplock.
Add 3/4 of the sauce.
Marinate the pork for 6 hours.
Put inside the fridge.

Prepare fire for roasting.
Add pork to skewers.
Let the pork roast next to the fire for 15 minutes.
Roast for another 15 minutes over direct fire.
Glaze with marinate sauce.
In the last 5 minutes of roasting, glaze with the marinate sauce.
Slice pork in bite-sizes parts.
Serve with rice.

How To Make Char Siu - Chinese Barbecued Pork Recipe - Cantonese Roast Pork
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