Easy Char Siu Sauce Recipe: 5-Ingredient Sweet Chinese Barbecue Sauce Recipe by Donna John

3 months ago
Easy Char Siu Sauce Recipe: 5-Ingredient Sweet Chinese Barbecue Sauce Recipe

When I made Chef Hiroaki Mitsui's quarantine ramen recipe, my protein of choice was pork. To add flavor to the pork chops, they were marinated a few hours in this homemade char siu sauce. Amazing! They were the star of the dish. This versatile sauce is now in my lineup for roasted chicken, pork loin, pork chops, pulled pork sandwiches, shrimp, tofu and even as a sauce for fried rice and eggrolls. How will you use it?

Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes if using as sauce 
Total Time: 5 minutes if using as sauce


Here's how to make it:

  1. If using for a marinade, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over your protein and allow to marinate for a few hours before cooking.
  2. If using as a sauce, combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Serve warm as a dipping sauce. 

Photo: The pork chops after being cooking in this homemade char siu sauce.

Photo: The pork sliced on top of homemade quarantine ramen. 

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Julie Rose
Wow! Trying this.
Donna John
You really should. It's really good. Doing it on roasted chicken next.
Gwen Johnson
This is the sauce on those sticky ribs you get with the Chinese food combination dinners. Grew up eating those. Love 'em!

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