Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork

Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork
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Greetings, esteemed aficionados of gastronomy! Today, we embark on a culinary odyssey, relishing the opulent and luscious nuances of Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork. This venerable Chinese epicurean masterpiece, renowned for its amalgamation of saccharine and umami elements, stands as a genuine epicurean delight that surprisingly lends itself to facile recreation within the confines of your own kitchen. So, let us roll up our sleeves and embark on this gustatory voyage!

How to make Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork

Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork

Recipe by ImamCourse: Main CourseCuisine: Chinese, Cantonese


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Approximately 2 hours (including marinating time)


  • Pork shoulder or loint2 pounds (900g)

  • For the Marinade:

  • – Hoisin saucet1/4 cup

  • – Soy saucet1/4 cup

  • – Oyster saucet2 tablespoons

  • – Chinese five-spice powdert2 teaspoons

  • – Sugart1/4 cup

  • – Honeyt2 tablespoons

  • – Red food coloring (optional)tA few drops

  • For Garnish:

  • – Sliced green onionst2 stalks

  • – Sesame seeds (toasted)t1 tablespoon


  • Prepare the Flavor Infusion
  • In a receptacle, amalgamate the hoisin elixir, soy infusion, oyster reduction, Chinese quintessential quintet spice blend, saccharine essence, liquid gold known as honey, and crimson hue from the palette of culinary artistry (if preferred). Stir meticulously until the saccharine essence has entirely melded into the concoction.
  • Infuse the Porcine Creation
  • Slice the swine into lengthy, slender ribbons or substantial morsels, approximately one inch in girth. Nestle the swine within a hermetically sealed synthetic pouch or a shallow vessel. Deluge the marinade over the porcine delicacy, ensuring each morsel is enveloped in the ambrosial nectar. Seal the receptacle or enshroud the vessel and transfer it to refrigeration for a minimum of four hours, or optimally, the entirety of a nocturnal sojourn, permitting the profound flavors to permeate the swine’s flesh.
  • Preheat the Culinary Forge
  • Kindle your culinary oven to a temperature of 350°F (175°C).
  • Skewer the Swine
  • Thread the marinated swine segments onto bamboo spits, leaving a modicum of interstice between each morsel. Position a metallic tray ensconced with aluminum fabric beneath to ensnare any exudations.
  • Bake the Char Siu
  • Introduce the spits into the preheated oven and subject them to a period of 40-45 minutes, with an intermission for rotation midway through. Anoint the swine with the residual marinade at intervals of 10-15 minutes, preserving its succulence and gustatory appeal. The swine attains perfection when it possesses a slight singe along its periphery and is rendered impeccably tender.
  • Ornament and Present
  • Subsequent to the culmination of the culinary metamorphosis, withdraw the Char Siu from the oven. Adorn it with finely sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds to impart an impeccable denouement.
  • Carve and Savor
  • Allow the Char Siu to repose for a brief interval before executing a division into bite-sized portions. Bestow it alongside steamed jasmine rice or incorporate it into your favoured Chinese culinary creations. Indulge in the delectable flavours of your homemade Char Siu!


  • Note: Nutrition facts are approximate and may vary depending on the size and cut of the pork used.
  • There you have it, my friends – an irresistible Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to China. Whether enjoyed on its own or as part of your favourite Chinese dishes, this flavorful delight is sure to be a hit at your next meal. So, fire up your ovens, and let’s savour the magic of homemade Char Siu!

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12g 19%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 80mg 27%
  • Sodium 800mg 34%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 32g 64%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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