Char Sui (Cantonese BBQ Pork)

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"I use this recipe to make Baked Char Sui Bao (Cantonese BBQ Pork Bun). For the buns, it makes 12 servings. Just the pork 4-6 servings. Best if you marinate over night, so plan ahead."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (100.8 g)
  • Calories 175.1
  • Total Fat - 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 60.8 mg
  • Sodium - 590.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 17.4 g
  • Calcium - 12.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Trim the pork loin to remove fat and tendon and slice lengthways so you have two long pieces, then cut in half. By cutting the pork in to smaller pieces to marinate you will end up with more flavoursome char sui. If you want to leave the pork in one piece you can do this as well. Place in container that you will be marinating them in.

Step 2

Combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. I placed my maltose in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to work with. Maltose is quite a solid hard sticky substance.

Step 3

Cover pork well with ⅔ of the marinade mixture. Marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, I find it is best left to marinate overnight. Place the reserved ⅓ portion of the marinade covered in the fridge. You will use this as a baste when cooking the pork.

Step 4

Place marinated pork loin on the grill of your BBQ.Cook on a medium heat, approximately 15 minutes, until cooked through.Be careful to watch that you don't burn the pork.

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