Top 3 Easy-to-Make Chinese Roast Pork Recipes

chinese roast pork recipe

One of the most renowned recipes of Chinatown is Roasted Chinese Pork but the crowd always gets in our way to reach the food-heaven. Therefore, here we have three completely different Chinese Pork Roast recipes that you can make easily at the comfort of your home. These are three vastly distinctive yet mouthwatering Chinese recipes and the contrasting sweet and salty taste is the core of these recipes that will leave your mouth salivating.

Chinese Roast Pork Belly

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The recipe of Chinese roast pork or siu yuk can save you the time and hassle of traffic to Chinatown.

Preheat your oven to 180C/350F and place a water-filled pan in the bottom rack of the oven. The pork will be roasted above that rack.

Make some horizontal slits on the sides of the pork belly after cleaning and drying it. Then thoroughly rub the Chinese five-spice powder and put garlic deeper in the slits.

Make an even layer of salt all over the pork belly. And roast it for one hour until the salt forms a crust. Add water if needed.

Remove the siu yuk from the oven and discard the salt crust. Place it in the oven again and roast it at 240C/465F for forty minutes.

Take it out of the oven, rest it for 10 minutes. Serve it with Hoisin or Chilli Sauce.

Chinese Roasted Pork in BBQ Sauce

To make the marinade or the BBQ Sauce, put garlic, molasses, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, wine, salt, sugar, white pepper, sesame oil, and Chinese five-spice powder in a bowl.

Cut the pork in chunks or long strips about two to three inches thick without cutting the fat for flavor.

Reserve some sauce and use the rest to marinate the pork and keep it in the refrigerator for at least eight hours or overnight if you have time.

Preheat the oven to 475F and place it on a rack in the upper third portion of the oven. Check the temperature often as it will vary and after ten minutes roast it at 375F. Keep a pan of water under to prevent the pork from burning.

Roast it for twenty minutes and baste it with the sauce then flip it and roast it again for another 15 minutes at 180 degrees.

After cooling it for ten minutes outside the oven, baste it with leftover sauce and enjoy your char siu.

Honey Glazed Chinese Roast Pork

To make the marinade, you have to prepare a sauce with honey, sherry, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Pierce the meaty part of the pork and place them together in a plastic bag for eight hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 325F and preserve the sauce after putting the pork in a nine by thirteen inches baking dish. Roast it for one hour and then roast it again after loosely covering it with foil at 145F for one and a half hours.

Bring it out of the oven to cool it for 15 minutes. Use the marinade and pan dripping with some cornstarch and water and boil it to make a dipping.


In this article, you will be savoring three vividly diverse Chinese Roast Pork Recipes. Serve it among family and enjoy.

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