Char Siu

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Xexe383

The reason for roasting the pork over a pan of water is that when the water heats up, it creates steam that circulates around the pork and moderates the oven temperature as well--both prevents the pork from drying out.

Top Review by Hey Jude

This is absolutely delicious and easy as well. The only change I made was to use a 1 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin in place of the butt. I followed everything else to the T and it worked out wonderfully, the pork was tender, juicy and very flavorful. Jason, you are a great chef!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the pork into long strips, 2 inches wide.
  2. Score each strip of meat with 3 or 4 shallow diagonal cuts for better absorption of the marinade.
  3. Make the marinade: Combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, rice, wine, oil and salt. Add the pork and turn to coat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  6. Remove the pork from the marinade; reserve the marinade and add it to the honey.
  7. Place the strips of pork on a wire rack in a baking pan.
  8. Pour water into the pan just below the level of the rack.
  9. Roast for 20 minutes.
  10. Turn the strips over, brush them with the honey marinade, and continue to roast until the pork is no longer pink when cut in the thickest part, about 20 minutes. Cut into slices and serve hot or cold.

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