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CHAR SIU CHINESE BBQ PORK

Char siu (Chinese character 叉燒) is a Chinese style barbecue pork which classified as a type of siu mei (燒味) in cantonese means roasted meat. Literally char siu also means “fork roasted”. This is a traditional cooking method for long strips of seasoned boneless pork the are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate overnight for the best result 1 day
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 162kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack pork loin boneless country style ribs (around 2.5 lbs)

Marinated sauce:

  • ½ cup Hoisin sauce
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Five spices powder
  • teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Water

Brushing:

  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • ½ tablespoon Water

Instructions

  • Rinse the pork and use a paper towel to dry them.
  • In a mixing bowl, put ½ cup of hoisin sauce, ½ cup of soy sauce, ¼ cup of brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon of five spices, ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of water and mix it well.
  • Put the pork in a container and pour the marinade sauce over.   
  • Let it marinate and refrigerate overnight. (After 6-8 hours, flip the other side if possible.)
  • Preheated oven for 375 F. Then, put foil over a cookie sheet and the rack on top of the cookie sheet. Next, lay the marinated pork on the rack. And, bake the pork for 10 minutes. Then, flip the other side and bake for another 10 minutes. (The cooking time is for boneless country style pork loin because they are already cut and smaller in size. If you use other parts of pork, you may need to cut them into smaller strips or adjust the baking time.)  
  • In a small container, add honey and water and mix well. After that, brush the baked pork with honey water and broil it 2-3 minutes until it's a little brown. Then, flip the other side, brush honey water and broil for another 2-3 minutes.
  • After the pork is done, cover the pork with a foil and wait for 5-10 minutes. Then, slice the BBQ pork.

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make char siu:

  • The best to marinate the pork overnight 
  • Bake Chinese bbq pork on the rack, so char siu will be tender and moist. 
  • Temperature and baking time are very important for a tender and moist bbq pork. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes for each side. (The cooking time is for boneless country style pork loin because they are already cut and smaller in size. If you use other parts of pork, you may need to cut them into smaller strips or adjust the baking time.)  
  • Brush the baked pork with honey water and broil them 2-3 minutes each side until it's a little brown.
  • After the pork is done, cover the bbq pork with a foil and wait for 5-10 minutes then slice the pork.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2180mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg