Char siu pork from A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures (page 76) by Cynthia Chen McTernan

  • soy sauce
  • Chinese five-spice powder
  • hoisin sauce
  • honey
  • sesame oil
  • pork shoulder
  • Shaoxing rice wine
  • white pepper

Where’s the full recipe - why can I only see the ingredients?

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Notes about this recipe

  • Eat Your Books

    Pork marinates overnight. Can substitute dry sherry or sake for Shaoxing rice wine.

  • imaluckyducky on June 26, 2021

    4.5 stars. Took off half a star because the Kindle version has the oven temp set at 275F for one hour which is WAY too low -- try more like 475F for on hour. Otherwise the marinade/sauce and the method of cooking produces very flavorful pork that is reminiscent of Chinatown. Put the pork slices on a wire rack over a cookie pan covered with parchment paper. This allows for the glaze to properly coat and dry over the outside of the pork. The 5yo and the partner loved it! Will make again.

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