Recipe Card: Char Siu Barbeque (Home Cooking, Ep. 11)


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Print this recipe card out and keep it in your kitchen for easy access to a great char siu barbeque recipe!

Recipe Courtesy of Meisen Hu, Home Cooking Host

Transcribed by Tarsa Weikert, Beavers Digest Contributor. 

Video instructions for this video can be found in KBVR TV’s Home Cooking series.

Home Cooking highlights family recipes from international students. In this episode, Meisen shows the delicious process of preparing Char Siu Barbeque. 

The recipe is a traditional meal from the country of China.


For the meat:

  • Pork shoulder

For the Sauce:

  • Vodka (or Chinese white wine)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Raw honey
  • Chinese barbeque Char Siu seasoning (2)
  • Char Siu sauce
  • Chinese five spice powder


Step 1: Scoop two big spoonfuls of raw honey into a bowl. 

Step 2: Next, add two char siu seasoning packets to the bowl.

Step 3: Scoop three spoonfuls of char siu sauce into the mixture.

Step 4: Then, sprinkle Chinese five spice powder into the bowl.

Step 5: Generously add ginger powder and white pepper to the sauce.

Step 6: Sprinkle garlic powder into the bowl.

Step 7: Next, add vodka to create enough liquid to soak the meat in.

Step 8: Stir marinade together.

Step 9: In an air-tight container, add meat to the sauce and marinate meat for 24-48 hours.

Step 10: After marinating the pork shoulder, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake the pork for two hours.

Step 11: Add 1 tsp of sugar to the glaze sauce.

Step 12: Next, cook leftover marinade in a saucepan on simmer, stirring constantly.

Step 13:  Add cornstarch as needed to thicken.

Step 14: Cook marinated until a glaze sauce forms. Then, take the meat out of the oven and cover the meat with the glaze.

Step 15: Finish cooking char siu barbeque for the remaining time.

Step 16: Cut pork into small slices and serve on a bowl of rice with a side salad. Enjoy!

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