Slow-Cooked Char Siu

Char Siu (Chinese barbecue pork) is excellent in egg rolls, wonton soup, fried rice, and stir fries, and is an integral part of Char Siu Bao (steamed pork buns).

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 16 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1½ lbs. boneless pork rib, trimmed of excess fat and sliced into 3"-wide strips
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp. golden syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lime peel
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 green onions, diced


  • Place the pork in a resealable plastic bag. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice wine, golden syrup, tahini, lime, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, five-spice powder, and lime juice. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Pour the pork and marinade into a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. Sprinkle with green onions to serve.