I was born in Hong Kong, and I came to the U.S. when I was 16 years old. Cha siu is one of my favorite dishes from Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, where I was born, cha siu (barbecue pork) is a beloved traditional dish. Today I am going to share the recipe with you, and I hope you will enjoy it.
I like to prepare this recipe on the weekend and make extra for the upcoming week.
Read More From Delishably
- 1 1/2 pounds pork roast or pork loin (use half lean meat, not all lean), cut into long thick strips.
- 3 pieces cut ginger root (optional)
- 3 stalks green onion or scallion, chopped into long pieces
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine (optional; it helps to tenderize the meat)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (I use Lee Kum Kee brand)
- 1 tablespoon black bean and garlic sauce (I use Lee Kum Kee brand)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1/3 teaspoon red food coloring (optional; to make the meat more appealing)
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Marinate for 2 days in the refrigerator. Turn the meat over after 1 day so everything is evenly marinated.
- Heat the oven to 300°F. Bake the marinated pork for about 1 hour. I broiled it for a few minutes on each side at the end. Cool it a little before you cut it into pieces. Serve with white rice or noodles.