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How to Cook Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu)

Char Siu is one of the popular Chinese food and you can see this hanging in front of some Chinese restaurants specially in Binondo.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time51 mins
Total Time1 hr 6 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Manny


  • 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


    How to cook Chinese Barbecued 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 for another 35 minutes.
    • 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.