Char Siu – Chinese BBQ Pork

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Indulge in the tantalising flavours of Char Siu Pork, a classic Cantonese dish featuring tender, succulent marinated pork cooked in one pan for easy clean up. Featuring a caramelised glaze, this dish delivers a harmonious balance of sweet, savoury, and smoky notes. Enjoy it on its own, with steamed buns, or over rice, and experience the rich heritage of Chinese cuisine with this easy-to-make, iconic recipe.

Recipe Benefits: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Added MSG, Peanut Free, No Artificial Colouring or Additives. 


Serves 4

Pork neck (scotch fillet) 800g, sliced 2-3cm thickness lengthways

2 Tbsp Vegetable oil for cooking

Marinade Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Mrs Tran’s Kitchen Light Soy Sauce

3 Tbsp Mrs Tran’s Kitchen Premium Oyster Sauce

¼ cup ~ 4 tbsp Mrs Tran’s Kitchen Hoisin Sauce

2 Tbsp Brown sugar

1 Tbsp Sweet paprika powder

1 Tsp Chinese five spice powder

1 Pinch of pepper

Optional Garnish: Chopped spring onions, sesame seeds, fried shallot, coriander, pickled veggies.

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place pork slices in a shallow dish or resealable bag. Pour the marinade over the pork, ensuring all slices are coated. Let it marinate for at least 20 mins or preferably overnight.
  3. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil then add the marinated pork slices in a single layer. Cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and caramelised. Add a bit of water or chicken stock to deglaze the pan if necessary.
  4. Remove the cooked pork from the pan, rest for a few minutes before slicing and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with sliced spring onions, coriander, fried shallots or sesame seeds if desired. Serve hot with rice or veggies.


  • Substitute pork for chicken, duck, beef or tofu.