Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Andy Anderson !


Okay, I had this quick request from a (good) client for some of my char siu pork. So, I don’t have a lot of images for this one. But regardless of step-by-step photos, this is one tasty piece of pork…

Oh, and if anyone is thinking that they are seeing double... you are. This is my second recipe for Char Siu pork.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top


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1 1/2 lb
pork tenderloin


1/4 c
tamari sauce 

3 Tbsp
sweet clover honey 

3 Tbsp
organic ketchup 

3 Tbsp
coconut sugar, or brown sugar 

2 Tbsp
chinese rice wine
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce 

1 pinch
crushed red-pepper flakes
1 Tbsp
red bean curd 

How to Make Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)


  • 3Mix all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl, until completely incorporated.
  • 4Place the pork into a large bowl or Ziploc bag, and pour in the marinade.
  • 5Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours, or overnight.
  • 6Chef's Note: Remove from the marinade, shake off the excess, and discard the remainder.
  • 7Fire up your grill to medium-high heat, or use a grill pan, and cook the pork, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  • 8Chef’s Note: An instant-read thermometer should read a minimum of 150f (65c)
  • 10Cut perpendicular to the grain, in thick slices, and serve with rice, or your favorite sides. Enjoy.
  • 11Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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