Char Siu Pork/ Cerdo En Estilo Char Siu

Ever wondered how you can recreate Chinese-Style red pork or chicken?? Well, courtesy of an adaptation from the book, “The Food Of China” you can..


1 Medium Sized Slab of Pork Shoulder/Belly/2 kgs of Pork Loin Chops, scored and trimmed of excess fat and gristle.

2 Tablespoons of:
Hoisin Sauce
Yellow Bean Sauce
Light Soy Sauce
Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Unblended Sesame Oil
Half A Tablespoon of Caster Sugar
2 Crushed Cloves of Garlic
2 Tablespoons Of Shaoxing Rice Wine


Mix all of the marinade ingredients, and pour over the meat which should be washed and drained. Massage the meat and refrigerate overnight.

Take out the meat from the fridge, and leave it to get to room temperature. Heat the oven meanwhile, for 15-20 minutes.

Boil a kettle and pour the water into a grill tray(one with a separate rack and baking tray). Place the meat on the rack part of the tray and place in the oven. Here are different timings for the different cuts of meat: Pork Shoulder/Belly-2-3 Hours and 30 minutes.
Pork Loin Chops-45 minutes
Everything should be cooked on 160 Degrees, or slightly lower for the slabs of pork. Keep refilling the tray with water throughout the cooking time, and brush the marinade onto both sides of the meat. Turn every so often and cook until tender. Serve with noodles and soup to make Char Siu Pork Noodle Soup. Or serve with Rice and Stir-Fried Pak Choy. Enjoy!!



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