Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This recipe is for those who have a hard time finding ready made Char Siew where they are. Char Siew is one of my favourite things to eat - in fried rice, Wonton Noodles, Char Siew Rice, etc. My family loved it! Depending on how it is being used (garnish, main ingredients, etc), the servings ranges from 6 - 12.
- 600 g pork belly (there must be some fat with the meat but if less fat is preferred, then use pork fillet though it mi)
- 1⁄2 cup fine sugar
- 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark soya sauce
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Chinese wine (I suppose Sherry would do)
- Mix everything together except the pork.
- Marinate pork with the mix for about 1 hour (I normally marinate my meats for a longer time) Place on wire rack and roast at 200 degrees Centigrade or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.
- Or, you can fire up the BBQ and roast it in there.
- (I've personally seen Char Siew roasted over coals in a cut out oil tin with a wooden lid.) Cool and slice.