How to Make Char siu sauce

How to Make Char siu sauce - 1 14
  • 150g soy sauce
  • 75g hoisin sauce
  • 75g honey
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 50g Chinese rice wine
  • 25g oyster sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Per serving
Calories: 250 kcal
Proteins: 20 g
Fats: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 35 g
30 minsPrint
  • In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice wine, oyster sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, and sesame oil. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Place the mixture in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and the flavors meld together.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Once the sauce has cooled, it is ready to be used. You can store any extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Char siu sauce is traditionally served with grilled or roasted meats, particularly with char siu pork, a popular Chinese dish. It adds a rich and savory flavor to the meat and gives it a beautiful glossy glaze.

Char siu sauce is a deliciously sweet and savory sauce that is commonly used in Chinese cuisine. It has a rich flavor profile with hints of soy, hoisin, and honey, along with aromatic garlic and ginger. The sauce is versatile and can be used as a marinade, glaze, or dipping sauce for a variety of meats, adding a delectable taste to the dish.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Char siu sauce is a staple in Cantonese cuisine and is commonly used in dishes like char siu pork, char siu chicken, and char siu buns.
  2. The sauce gets its distinct red color from the addition of red fermented bean curd or red food coloring, though the recipe provided does not include these ingredients.
  3. In addition to its use in Chinese cuisine, char siu sauce has gained popularity worldwide and can be found in various Asian-inspired dishes.
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