Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu)

Charsiu BBQ Pork

Char Siu is one of the popular Chinese food and you can see this hanging in front of some Chinese restaurants specially in Binondo. You can find this long strips of reddish barbecued pork with shiny glazed along with the roasted peking ducks on those Chinese restaurants. Char siu literally means “fork burn/roast” (“siu” being burn/roast and “char” being fork) after the traditional cooking method for the dish: long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. I thought of some people that calls it “roast fork” is only joking or doesn’t know how to spell and thinking the correct words are roast pork.

To cook Chinese roast pork; Cut the pork into strips along the grain about 2 inches wide x 2 inches thick and approximately 6 inches long. Mix the marinade by combining brandy, sherry, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and hoi sin sauce. Get a zip bag or sealed container and combine the pork and marinade. Marinate the pork slices overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay the strips on a rack and set on a roasting pan filled with water. Roast for 10 minutes. Then lower the heat to 320°F and continue roasting, flipping and basting occasionally with the marinade. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes. Brush tops with honey, return to oven, and roast for 4 minutes. Remove from oven, flip over the slices, brush with honey, and return to oven. Roast for 2 more minutes. To see the complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

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How to Cook Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu)
 
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Char Siu is one of the popular Chinese food and you can see this hanging in front of some Chinese restaurants specially in Binondo.
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Recipe type: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kilo pork shoulder (kasim)
  • 1 Tbsp. brandy
  • 2 Tbsp. dry sherry (or Chinese rice wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. hoi sin sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
Instructions
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How to cook Chinese Barbecued Pork:
  1. Cut the pork into strips along the grain about 2 inches wide x 2 inches thick and approximately 6 inches long.
  2. Mix the marinade by combining brandy, sherry, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and hoi sin sauce.
  3. Get a zip bag or sealed container and combine the pork and marinade. Marinate the pork slices overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay the strips on a rack and set on a roasting pan filled with water. Roast for 10 minutes. Then lower the heat to 320°F and continue roasting, flipping and basting occasionally with the marinade for another 35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes. Brush tops with honey, return to oven, and roast for 4 minutes. Remove from oven, flip over the slices, brush with honey, and return to oven. Roast for 2 more minutes. Slice the roast pork and serve warm or at room temperature. Serve with rice as topping or noodles.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 100grams Calories: 193

 

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Charsiu BBQ Pork