Caramelized Hong Kong Style Char Siew (Chinese Barbeque Roast Pork)
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Serves: 4 pax as side ; 2 pax as main serve over rice
Char Siew
  • 450g Pork Belly (Skin Remove)
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Caramelized Dark Soy Sauce (or Dark Soy Sauce)
  • 4 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Rose Wine
  • 2 pieces Nam Yee (Fermented Beancurd)
  • 1 teaspoon Five Spices Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground White Pepper
Marinate the Char Siew
  1. Add all the marinade into a bowl with the pork belly
  2. Mix and ensure that every part of the pork belly is well coated with the marinade
  3. Cover with cling wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight
Roast the Char Siew (Oven Method - Grill Function)
  1. Half an hour before roasting, preheat the oven at 200 degree celsius -
  2. Place the marinated pork belly on a baking tray and drizzle a few tablespoons of the marinade over the pork belly
  3. Roast the Char Siew for 20 mins.
  4. Flip and brush more marinade over the pork belly after 10 min of grilling. Brush more if needed
Roast the Char Siew (Air Fryer Method)
  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 mins at 180 degree celsius
  2. Add the marinated Char Siew on the baking tray and drizzle a few tablespoons of marinade over.
  3. Roast the Char Siew in Air Fryer for 15 mins.
  4. Flip the char siew and add more marinade 8 mins after grilling. Add more if needed
Serving the Char Siew
  1. Remove the char siew from the tray and slice
  2. Drizzle over the caramelized marinade from the grilling
  3. Should there be any marinade left over (yet to use for the grilling) just thicken it in a pot over stove top.
  4. Drizzle over char siew, rice or use as a dipping sauce.
Recipe by eckitchensg at