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Chinese Char Siu BBQ Pork Recipe | Xá Xíu BBQ Roast Pork

Course Main Course


  • 2 lbs. Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder (you want a cut with a little bit of fat)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 cube Fermented Tofu and some of its liquid


  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • Add all of the ingredients to the Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder and rub the ingredients thoroughly over the pork.
  • Marinate the meat for 24 hours!
  • Take the meat out of the refrigerator approximately for 30 minutes so it has time to come to room temperature before putting it in the oven.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roast the pork for 25 minutes on one side.
  • Turn the meat over and roast the other side for another 25 minutes.
  • Mix Honey with Water and brush it all over the pork after it has roasted for 25 minutes each side. Set the oven to Broil and broil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn the meat over and brush the other side with the honey/water mixture and broil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once done, take the BBQ pork out of the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting into it.  It will be super juicy!


Keyword BBQ Pork Recipe, BBQ Roast Pork, Char Siu, Chinese Char Siu, Healthy Vietnamese Recipe, Tasty Little Dumpling, Xá Xíu