A Classic Chinese Delicacy: Char Siew, Chinese Barbecue Pork 叉烧
How To Make Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siew):
Oven Grilled Char Siew ( Chinese Barbecue Pork ) 叉烧
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- 800 g pork belly, Cut into large long strips 3cm thick, skinless
For the Marinade:
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon taucho, or Yellow bean sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Hoi Sin sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Black sauce
- 1 ½ piece Reddish cheese, or nam yue
- 2 Tablespoon chinese cooking wine
- 1 Tablespoon garlic, Chopped
- ½ Tablespoon shallot, Chopped
- 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 egg
- 25 ml water, (Cook malt sugar with water until sugar dissolve. Leave to cool)
- 100 g Malt sugar
- Rinse the pork belly and pat dry. Using a fork, prick some holes on the pork. This helps the marinade to penetrate into the meat for more flavour.
- Add all marinade into a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Add in the pork. Blend well so the pork strips are coated well. Cover to marinate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. Preferably keep overnight in the fridge.
- Remove from fridge and leave at room temperature for about 1 hour before baking. Preheat oven to 220 degree C. Arrange the marinated pork strips on roasting rack. Foil a baking tray at the bottom to capture the dripping sauce during the roasting process. Bake for 15 minutes.
- While waiting, cook the remaining marinated sauce together with the malt syrup over low heat. Do stir constantly and cook until the sauce thickens. This takes about 5 minutes. This is the char siu sauce.
- Once the 15 minutes roasting time is over, bring out the meat and brush the char siew sauce on the meat surface. Turn the meat over and do the brushing all over the other side. Put it back in the oven and continue to roast another 6-7 minutes. Repeat another 4 times. Roast until the pork is slightly charred.
- To serve, allow the cha siu to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting it across the grain into thin or thick slices to your preference. Serve with the sauce.