20 years ago I took Chinese cooking classes, and our teacher recommended Chinese Cooking for Beginners by Huang Su-Huei. This recipe is from that book, slightly modified. It's a nice basic roasted pork, very easy to make. I use it for fried rice, ramen soup and in steamed Chinese buns. Prep time does not include marinating time. Update: Since posting the recipe, I am cooking low-sodium and no longer add the salt to the recipe as the soy sauce is salty enough, as is low-sodium soy sauce.
- Cut the pork into 1 inch wide strips.
- Mix sugar, rice wine, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and salt (I use only 1 teaspoon salt) in a bowl or zippered plastic bag.
- Add meat to marinade and refrigerate overnight, turning a couple of times if you can.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line roasting pan with foil.
- Spray rack with oil for ease of cleanup.
- Place meat on rack in pan and roast for 30 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold.
- Note: I sometimes add garlic, star anise, or ginger to the basic marinade. I slice at least half of the meat and freeze the slices.