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How to Make the Best Darn Ever Sweet and Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 1 pound


  • 1 cube red fermented tofu with 1 tablespoon of tofu liquid
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp hoisin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 inch ginger sliced
  • 1/2 tsp five spice
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp honey to glaze
  • 1 pound well marbled pork butt cut into strips


  • Mix the marinade ingredients throughly. Coat the pork with the sauce and marinate for minimum 1 hour and up to 24.
  • When ready to cook, heat the oven to 300°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil. Remove the pork from the marinade, shaking off excess. Lay the pork on a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, flipping halfway through.
  • While the pork is cooking, heat up the remaining marinade (remove the ginger and garlic) with the last 2 tablespoons of honey. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until it reduces and thickens slightly. It should coat the back of a spoon.
  • Brush the pork with the glaze and turn the heat up to 400°F, brushing with glaze and flipping, until slightly charred. Let rest slightly, slice and enjoy!