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Char Siu

This succulent Chinese barbecue pork recipe is perfect for all your char siu needs, whether in a bowl of bouncy noodles or tucked into a steamed bun.

Char Siu


for 8 servings

  • 3 lb boneless pork shoulder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon five-spice powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons Great Value Less Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • cooked rice, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 526
  • Fat 36g
  • Carbs 7g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 39g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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  1. Cut the pork into long strips about 2 inches wide and place in a bowl or dish large enough for marinating.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, five-spice powder, white pepper, sesame oil, cooking wine, Great Value Less Sodium Soy Sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, and red food coloring.
  3. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the marinade, then pour the rest over the pork and turn to coat evenly. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook the pork, preheat the oven to 275°F (135°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Stir the honey into the reserved marinade.
  6. Place the pork on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 1 hour, basting a few times with the honey-marinade mixture. Cover with foil and bake for another 20–30 minutes, until the pork is tender.
  7. Remove the pork from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve on a bed of rice.
  8. Enjoy!
Char Siu