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Chinese Char Siu Pork

4 Aug

Since last summer I have been on this cooking Chinese food binge.  I love to recreate some of my favorite dishes.  Like stir fry vegetables, vegetable dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, and even some Chinese fried rice.  My new venture is to try Char Siu Pork, Chinese BBQ Pork for those of you who do not know what that is. So I have to let you know that this is as new to me as it may be to you.  I HAVE NOT MADE THIS ONE YET!  I will be trying it very soon though, maybe even as soon as tomorrow.  You guys already know that I have this thing for pork.  We are kind of like BFF’s.  Yeah I probably would give up one of my BFF’s for some pork.

So let’s get back to the topic at hand.  Have any of you ever tried to make Char Siu pork before?  I’m going to leave you with a recipe, but I will really like to hear some feedback on it.  Let me know how it goes.  Let’s meet the same time next week. 😉

Char Siu Pork

2 pounds pork butt cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons maltose (you can find this at most Asian grocery stores)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons sesame oil
half a head of garlic, peeled and sliced

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the pork in a small sauce pan and simmer on medium heat until the maltose and honey are melted and the sauce is slightly thickened. Cool completely.
  2. Cover pork completely with marinade and marinate in about 3/4 of the sauce overnight in the fridge.
  3. The next day, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Shake the excess sauce off (reserve for later) the pork and roast the pieces on a rack over a roasting dish that you’ve lined with tin foil.
  4. The char siu should be cooked after about 45 minutes depending on the size of your meat. The internal temperature of the pork should be 160˚F.
  5. To char your char siu, brush the pork with the remaining reserved marinade and turn the oven up to broil. Turn the pieces to char on all sides.
  6.  Slice and enjoy!
Mmm take a bite out of that!