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


  • 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)


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