Recipes from Canton, China: Char Siu (Barbecued Pork)

Recipes from Canton, China

Char Siu (Barbecued Pork)

Country: Canton, China
Course: Main
Makes: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound pork belly, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Mix everything but the pork together in a large bowl. Rub the marinade mixture all over the pork and place in the refrigerator for two or three hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Take off some (but not all) of the marinade and then brush with honey.
  3. Roast until an internal thermometer reads 145 degrees, turning once and brushing honey on the other side. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve.