Soulful Char Siew / Barbeque Pork


500g pork - cut into 2 inches strips and score the strips(belly pork or marbled)


2½ tbsp Hoisin sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp soy sauce
1/4 -1/2 cup sugar (depending on your preference of sweetness)
1 tbsp wine - Mui Kai Lo or rice wine
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp of pepper


1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp honey or maltose
1 tbsp oil


Marinade pork with seasonings for at least 2 hours. I made it overnight.

Preheat the Oven.

Line a baking tray or stainless steel dish with aluminium foil. Transfer marinated pork on to it and cover with foil.

Bake the char siew at 220 C/425 F for about 10 mins.

Remove from oven. Open the top foil and bake again until gravy thickens and coat the pork.

OR, you can cook the pork together with the marinade in a saucepan or wok until the gravy thickens. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Preheat grill and grill the pork until it is charred(not burnt), turning all the time for even grilling.

Dip into glaze and return pork to grill just for a short while, enough to give pork a shine.


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