5 from 2 votes
easy char siu with hoisin sauce
Easy Char Siu with Hoisin Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Easy char siu with hoisin sauce
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Cantonese, Chinese
Keyword: Char Siu
Servings: 4
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 600 g pork butt ,tenderloin and pork belly can also work
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine or rose wine
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 garlic ,sliced
  • 1 thumb ginger ,sliced
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. previous made char siu sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. hot water
  • sesame oil for brushing optional
  1. Firstly, poke some small holes on the pork butt so it can absorb the flavor better and cut into 2 cm wide and 4 cm thick long strips. Set aside and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix hoisin sauce, cooking wine, honey, light soy sauce, oyster sauce and Chinese five spice. Combine well.

  3. Add garlic and ginger and pour the Char Siu sauce over the meat or you can use a bag. Turn over for 2-3 times during the marinating process. Keep in fridge for 24 to 48 hours.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 200-degree C (around 400-degree F)
  5. Before baking, add around ½ tablespoon of warm water and ½ tablespoon of char siu sauce with 1 tablespoon of honey. Combine well.
  6. Place the pork on grill and with a layered baking tray. Brush the honey water on both sides.
  7. Place on middle track and back for 10 minutes. And re-brush the honey mixture on both sides again.
  8. Roast again on middle track for another 10 minutes. If you want to hardening the surface, move the grill to up track and roast for another 2 minutes.
  9. Transfer out and brush some sesame oil on surface. Cool down for 3-4 minutes and cut into slices.
Recipe Notes

The prepare time do not include refrigerating time.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Char Siu with Hoisin Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 731mg 30%
Potassium 532mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.