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  • Writer's pictureJo Marsden

Char Siu Pork Belly Chinese Takeaway Style

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Get that authentic Chinese takeaway taste at home with these Char Siu Pork Belly Bites, Sticky, Morish, and Gorgeous, Serve with Fresh Shredded Spring Onions for that authentic Chinese Takeaway Style.

Full recipe and #YouTube video below!


  1. 80ml hoisin sauce

  2. 80ml soy sauce

  3. 2 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing wine (rice vinegar can be used instead)

  4. 2 tbsp honey

  5. 2 tbsp brown sugar

  6. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  7. 1 tsp minced ginger

  8. 1 tsp red food colouring/food colouring powder

  9. 1 + a half tsp Chinese five-spice powder

  10. Pack of Pork Belly Slices

  11. Spring Onions (to garnish)

  12. Sliced Red Chilli (to garnish)


Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Shaoxing Wine, honey, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, red colouring, and five-spice powder in a shallow bowl. Whisk well to combine. Pour a third of the sauce into a jug or small pot and reserve for later for basting. Add the pork into the bowl with the remaining sauce. Rotate to cover completely and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 - 8 hours, or cover and refrigerate overnight for best results. Give it a little shake-up every few hours to evenly distribute the marinade.

After marinading, preheat your grill to medium-high, drain pork and discard the marinade. Line a thin baking tray with greaseproof paper and spread out evenly. Grill these on medium-high heat, turning and basting regularly. This will take about 30-35 mins, you want a little char on them. Or you can cook them low and slow on a charcoal grill / BBQ.

To Serve:

Let the Pork Belly bites sit for a few minutes, then sprinkle with freshly sliced spring onion and red chilli (optional) service immediately!

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