Originally posted May 28, 2012

chinese barbecue pork (char siu)

chinese barbecue pork (char siu) by joanie

Oh yeah.


  • 2 lb pork butt cut into 1" steaks
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup xiao xing
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sauce from red fermented bean curd (optional)
  • 2 tsp five spice
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
4-6 servings


Whisk together the honey,hoisin sauce, soy sauces, xiao xing, and spices. Pour it over the meat and coat well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 425ยบ.

Lay the meat on a wire rack inside of a pan. Cook 25 minutes. Flip. Cook another 25 minutes or until the outside takes on a nice char.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

4 hours



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