Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is the exact sauce that you use when you want some real Chinese ribs. Also can be used as a marinade for boneless pork, which goes PERFECTLY in roast pork fried rice!


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl,( or a jar with a tight fitting lid), until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until you are ready to use it.
  2. *You can set aside some for use as a dipping sauce, but you must first bring it to a full rolling boil, over med. heat, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer until it is thick, and slightly reduced.
  3. **When you are ready to cook, marinate meat for 4-24 hours, turning once every two hours. You then grill or broil the meat until it is cooked through,(and slightly charred- this adds to the flavor!).
Most Helpful

This is THE one! Absolutely PHENOMENAL and tastes just like the dishes you buy in a Chinese restaurant. Well done!

dustinhunt78 July 11, 2010

I've been looking for a Chinese Spare Rib sauce for a while now and this by far is the best recipe. They taste exactly like Chinese Spar ribs from a restaurant. I must have made these ribs 10 times in 3 months. They are a big hit where ever i go.

willrendace September 07, 2009

I don't very often give 5 stars but this one is getting all of them. I have some other Char Sui recipes and am tossing them. Will use this one, exclusively, it is SO darned good. Thank you for posting this!

Queen Dragon Mom March 23, 2008