Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork)

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  • 1 pork tenderloin, pierce with a fork or knife all over
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Chinese five spice is optional because acquired taste!
  • 1 tablespoon red bean curd (Chinese, found in Asian section or stores - People use red food coloring to create a red border on the meat but not sure if this is necessary unless you think this would look nice on camera)
  • 1 large gallon ziplock bag


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pierce tenderloin with a fork or knife all over. Cut tenderloin (with the grain) in half.
  3. Mix soy sauce, honey, ketchup, brown sugar, rice wine, hoisin sauce, bean curd in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until combined and warmed. Pour the marinade into a ziplock bag with the pork and marinate. Leave for at least 2 hours.
  4. Remove tenderloin from bag and place on a baking rack (placed on top of the baking sheet).
  5. Bake tenderloin for 30 minutes in the oven.