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Barbecued Pork Char Siu

Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time12 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs pork sliced into strips (6x2x2 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or rhum
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Make the marinade by combining sugar, sherry, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce. Stir and set aside.
  • Place pork in a Ziploc or a bowl then pour-in the marinade. Place inside the fridge and marinate for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Pour boiling water in a roasting pan.
  • Put a wire rack over the roasting pan and arrange the marinated pork. Note: Make sure that the pork does not touch the water.
  • Roast for 16 minutes, and then baste with the remaining marinade.
  • Turn the heat down to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of water to the honey and mix. Baste the pork with the honey mixture and continue roasting for 5 minutes or until the pork turns brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Slice and then transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g