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How to prepare Grilled Char Siew ?


Preparation time: 15 mins 

Cooking time: 20 mins 

Serving: 4


  • 800gpork belly, Cut into large long strips 3cm thick, skinless
  • 100gMalt sugar
  • 25ml water(Cook malt sugar with water until sugar dissolve. Leave to cool)

    For the marinade

  • 1Tablespoon sugar
  • 1Tablespoon tauchoor Yellow bean sauce
  • 1Tablespoon Hoi Sin sauce
  • 1Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1Tablespoon Black sauce
  • 1 1/2piece Reddish cheese or nam yue
  • 2Tablespoonchinese cooking wine
  • 1TablespoongarlicChopped
  • 1/2TablespoonshallotChopped
  • 1Teaspoonsesame oil
  • 1egg


  1. Rinse the pork belly and pat dry. Using a fork, prick some holes on the pork. This helps the marinade to penetrate into the meat for more flavour.
  2. Add all marinade into a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add in the pork. Blend well so the pork strips are coated well. Cover to marinate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. Preferably keep overnight in the fridge.
  4. Remove from fridge and leave at room temperature for about 1 hour before baking. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Arrange the marinated pork strips on roasting rack. Foil a baking tray at the bottom to capture the dripping sauce during the roasting process. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. While waiting, cook the remaining marinated sauce together with the malt syrup over low heat. Do stir constantly and cook until the sauce thickens. This takes about 5 minutes. This is the char siu sauce.
  6. Once the 15 minutes roasting time is over, bring out the meat and brush the char siew sauce on the meat surface. Turn the meat over and do the brushing all over the other side. Put it back in the oven and continue to roast another 6-7 minutes. Repeat another 4 times. Roast until the pork is slightly charred.
  7. To serve, allow the cha siu to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting it across the grain into thin or thick slices to your preference. Serve with the sauce.

Posted by Coba Grills and we thank Chef Angie Liew for this delicious recipe and the recipe link is