Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork)

July 17, 2018

Char Siu barbecued pork is a staple of chinese cooking. You can eat it as an appetizer or as a component in a noodle or fried rice dish.

  • 8 servings
  • 30 mins
  • 30 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 3 pounds pork shoulder
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon clove
    • 1/2 teaspoon star anise
    • 1/2 teaspoon red fermented tofu sauce



    1. Cut the pork shoulder into two inch strips.
    2. Grind the sichuan peppercorns, fennel seed, clove, and star anise into a coarse powder and mix with the honey, oyster sauce, soy sauce, cinnamon, red fermented tofu, and honey to make a marinade.
    3. Marinate the pork strips with the marinade in a large ziploc bag for at least 2 hours.
    4. Pour the ingredients of the ziploc bag into the pressure cooker. Pressure cook on high heat for 18 minutes and then let come to a natural release (about 12 minutes).
    5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
    6. Transfer the pork to a wire rack and brush with some of the caramelized sauce from the bottom of the pressure cooker. Cook in the heated over for 4-6 minutes on each side until both sides are browned.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.