Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork) Blog

🍽 Serves:

🕑 Cooking Time:

Prep Time:
20mins + overnight

The Ingredients List

  • 1 kg Pork Neck Scotch (3cm thick long strips)


  • 4 tablespoons Maltose
  • 4 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 cube Red Fermented Tofu and 1 tablespoon of its red sauce
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 4 slices Ginger (chopped)
  • 2 stalks Spring Onions (5cm length chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon Red food coloring dye (Optional)

Basting marinade

  • 2 tablespoons Maltose
  • Remaining of the marinade

The Method

  1. Slice pork neck scotch into 3 cm thick long strips.
  2. Marinate pork with listed ingredients overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven 180°C. Take marinated pork out and rest for 20 minutes. Do not discard the marinade.
  4. Prepare the basting marinade by pouring the marinade into a saucepan with maltose, bring to a simmer and reduce for 5 minutes or until it thickens.
  5. Apply basting marinade on all surfaces of the pork pieces and place them in the oven for 20 minutes. Re-apply basting marinade on all surfaces, flip the pork and place in the oven again for 20 minutes.
  6. Increase oven (broiler) temperature to 200°C, baste and flip each side after every 5 minutes for 20 minutes. You may increase the oven to 220°C if you want it more charred/crisped.
  7. Let them rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.