Homemade Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

12 Jul

My mother made char siu for dinner today so I thought I would share her recipe with the world. It’s quite good and authentic with a home made touch. She uses bottled char siu sauce but improves it with her own additions.

char siu rack

Char Siu Recipe
2 lbs char siu meat (boneless pork, commonly found in Chinese meat markets)
1 Tbsp cooking wine
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp minced garlic
Pinch of salt
Pinch of chicken bouillon powder
2 Tbsp ketchup
8 Tbsp char siu sauce (bottled)
2 Tsp soy sauce (optional)

Optional glaze:
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp water

Mix all ingredients except for the pork and glaze. Cover pork with marinade and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. Place foil over a baking sheet and place a rack on top of the foil. Lay pork on the rack and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour or until insides are no longer pink and edges start to darken. If you want you can baste with remaining marinade. Flip pieces after 30 minutes to brown it evenly. Brush on glaze when finished cooking right before taking it out of the oven. Cut into slices and enjoy.

char siu

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3 Responses to “Homemade Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)”

  1. AlexM August 14, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Marcy Barnhouse December 20, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    A nice recpe idea you have here. I am always looking for more ideas to keep the kids entertained with and this one might just do the trick so thank you for sharing it.

  3. dedy oktavianus pardede July 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    i thing the best cut for char siew is the belly..
    thx for the recipes..

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