How To Make Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Char siu is a popular way of preparing and flavoring a pork barbecue that originated in China. The most common pork cuts used in this recipe are loin, belly, butt, and fat. The tastefulness of this dish comes from the mixture of honey, five-spice powder, hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, and rose wine.


• 170 grams pork
• 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
• 1 cube red tofu (fermented)
• 1 clove garlic (crushed)
• 1 tbsp water
• 1 tbsp honey
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon rose wine
• 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
• 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Mix five-spice powder, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and rose wine.
Set a pan over low heat.
Put the sauce mixture in the pan.
Let it cook until it thickens.
Add fermented tofy=u and crushed garlic.
Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
Set aside.

Use a to lightly poke the pork.
Put the pork in a zip lock bag.
Add the sauce mixture and rub it all over the pork.
Let it marinate overnight.

Preheat oven to 220 C.
Prepare a baking tray and line with aluminum foil.
Place the marinated pork.
Set aside the excess sauce.
Cover the tray with aluminum foil.
Let it cook inside the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, then glaze the pork with the excess sauce.
Increase the heat of the oven to 250 C.
Let it cook for another 15 minutes.
Remove again and glaze with sauce.
Let it cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Cut the pork into thin slices.
Serve and enjoy!

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
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