Char Siu Pork Recipe

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A chinese classic. This homemade version is so moist & delicious. Addictive too!

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Servings: 2-3


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  • Approx 750g pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 tbs runny honey, mixed with 1 1/2 tbs hot water
  • Marinade:-
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs sake or dry sherry
  • 4 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • dash red food colouring (optional, but gives a beautiful colour)


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients and put into a plastic freezer type bag.
  2. Clean pork tenderloin by removing sinews etc, prick all over with a metal skewer and add pork to marinade in bag. Tie knot in top and massage marinade well into pork.
  3. Leave in fridge overnight, massaging occasionally.
  4. Preheat oven to 200c. Half fill a deep roasting tin with water, put wire rack on top and place pork on wire rack.
  5. Roast for 15 mins, remove and baste with marinate. Lower oven temperature to 180c and roast a further 10 mins.
  6. Remove and baste with honey/water mixture. Roast a further 10 mins.
  7. Let it rest and slice thinly.
  8. Meanwhile, pour marinade into a small heavy saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer 2 mins and serve with pork.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 445g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 510  
Calories from Fat 81 16%
Total Fat 8.96g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.72g 11%
Trans Fat 0.07g  
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 2101mg 88%
Potassium 1569mg 45%
Total Carbs 20.97g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Sugars 11.21g 7%
Protein 77.76g 124%
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