Char Siu Don

Char Siu Don

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Step up your lunch game with a bowl of rice topped with smoky, rich, tender pork belly.

Char Siu Don (Chinese Style BBQ Rice Bowl)


  • For char siu (BBQ pork):

  • 5 green onions

  • 6-7 cloves garlic

  • 5 thin ginger slices

  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine or dry sherry

  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice

  • 1 tablespoon red bean curd or yellow bean paste

  • 1 pound pork belly

  • To serve:

  • Warm cooked rice

  • Chives


  1. In a Ziploc bag, place all ingredients for char siu and close tightly. Massage to evenly coat pork belly with marinade. Place in a bowl or on a plate and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat oven 425°F.

  3. Line a large baking dish with aluminum foil (I recommend a 4-quart roaster, about 3 inches deep). Pour everything from the Ziploc bag into the foil-lined baking dish. Turn pork pieces fat side up and spread ginger, green onion and garlic pieces around.

  4. Roast uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until pork belly is fully cooked and tender.

  5. Remove from oven and let rest for 15-20 minutes in baking dish before slicing. Meanwhile, get your rice in a serving bowl and chop the chives.

  6. Slice char siu thinly and place top of rice. Sprinkle with chopped chives and enjoy!





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