I like char siew (chinese style roasted pork) for its smoky, roasted flavour but I don’t really fancy the artificial red colouring used for most of the outside ones so when I chanced upon this recipe from My Wok Life that doesn’t use any colouring at all, I just have to try it.
Oven Roasted Honey-Glazed Char Siew Recipe
Ingredients (serves 3-4)
500g pork shoulder, cut into long thick strips
1 cucumber, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp light soy sauce
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp chinese cooking wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp ginger juice
1. Marinate the pork and chill in fridge overnight for best results.
2. Preheat oven to 230 deg C at Grill with fan. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
3. Transfer pork onto the baking tray. Reserve remaining marinate for the sauce later. Insert the baking tray in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping over mid-way, till sauce caramelises.
4. Pour the reserved marinate into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
5. Spoon the sauce over the char siew and serve with cucumber and tomato slices.
(Recipe adapted from My Wok Life)
An inviting plate of char siew rice generously drizzled with the salty sweet sauce. Absolutely yummy! The char siew is tender and juicy and is well complemented by the rich and flavourful sauce. This portion is probably enough for a family of 4 but the husband and I devoured all the meat at dinner because it’s just so good! Char Siew lovers, please give this recipe a try! Enjoy!