Char siu (chashao, cha siu or char siew) pork

Char siu (chashao, cha siu or char siew) pork

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 800 grams pork shoulder or loin cut into strips about 8 inches long and 3 inches at the thickest part
  • 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 6 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sweet rice wine
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder


  • Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  • In a container, arrange the pork strips in a single layer. Pour over the marinade. With your hands, work the marinade into the meat. Cover the container and keep overnight in the fridge, turning the meat every few hours.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F.
  • Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper. The pork is now coated with sticky marinade and to make sure that the meat does not stick to the baking sheet, it is best to use non-stick paper.
  • Arrange the pork on the baking sheet and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Take the pork out of the oven and, while still hot, brush with more honey. Cool and slice into thin rings before serving.