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Honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Honey BBQ Pork (Char Siu) is a traditional Cantonese way of preparing roasted meat, that is now popular outside of China in other Southeast cuisines.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 6 people
Author: Katie Chin
  • lb boneless pork butt or shoulder , trimmed of fat
For the marinade
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon brandy
  • ½ teaspoon five spice powder
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, salt, sugar, garlic, brandy, 5 spice powder and honey. Rub this mixture on the pork pieces, covering all sides. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator, covered, for 2 hours or longer.
  2. Heat the oven to 425F/220C.

  3. Place the pork on a rack in a roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes. Turn the pork and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350F/180C, and cook for an additional 20 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 170F/75C.

  4. Remove from the oven. When the pork is cool enough to handle, cut across the grain into ¼-inch (5mm) thick pieces. Serve at room temperature or cold. Brush any remaining cooking sauce over the sliced pork before serving.