Char Siu Chinese Barbecue Pork Recipe
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
  • 1-½ 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 425 F.
  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 350 F and cook for an additional 20 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 170 F.
  4. Remove from the oven. When the pork is cool enough to handle, cut across the grain into ¼-inch thick pieces. Serve at room temperature or cold. Brush any remaining cooking sauce over the sliced pork before serving.