7 Reviews

Very good. I marinated it for a day and then slow cooked it on the BBQ - very good. I also whipped up a little sauce to pour over top of it and the white rice. It consisted of the same ingredients as the marinate but I added a chicken broth with corn starch to make it into more of a sauce. Add some sauteed pea-pods and you have a great meal!!!

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Petey Camaro November 28, 2002

I was pleased with how this recipe came out. I used Country Style Ribs, trimmed them well and cut them into chunks. I also broiled them in the oven and they came out great. The only problem with this recipe is that it did not seem sweet enough to me, so next time I think I will add brown sugar to the marinade.

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love my 2Cee's!! June 03, 2009

Really nice char siu recipe. I've made this several times now, and it seems like it's always an impulse item (i.e., I've got a pork chop in the freezer and nothing for dinner, which is in two hours), so I've never given it a long marinating time and it still comes out good (can't wait to see what the 24-hour version is like). I have xiaoshing wine in my pantry so I use that. Also, I cook on a gas grill, indirect medium heat, with a small pan of water directly under the meat (I had an old oven recipe for char siu that did this and it seemed to work well). I might even try indirect low heat for this this some time and see how that comes out. You definitely don't want high direct heat though.

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Mary the Disturbed Stick Woman March 14, 2009

Very yummy pork. The kids loved it. My 6 year old took a bite and said "this is yummy chicken." LOL Served this with my Stir Fried lettuce Stir-Fried Lettuce and jasmine rice. A good and easy meal. Oh, and it marinated for 2 days (not planned) and still came out very well. I broiled this time, next time we will grill. I also used tenderloin and may try just grilling the whole thing rather than cutting into chunks, courious how roasting would be too. Will play with this alot, since everyone enjoyed the flavors. Thanks for posting.

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Ilysse March 22, 2008

This came out great. I will be making it again. I used two pork tenderloins and made them on the grill.

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Jacklyn Modery April 23, 2007

This was REALLY good!(eatting the leftovers right now!) We added broccoli and served it over homemade fried rice..I WILL be cooking this one again!! Thanks!

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Chef JenniB October 15, 2005

This was pretty good char siu. I used pork tenderloin and I marinated it for 24 hours and broiled it. It wasn't quite as sticky as the stuff we get in Chinatown but I think that perhaps that may not be able to be duplicated in a home kitchen. I may try this again, adding more honey and wine. Thanks Chris for sharing this recipe :)

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Hey Jude November 16, 2004
Char Siu (Chinese Sweet Barbecued Pork)