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Chinese Roast Pork (a.k.a. Mock Char Siu)

Confession time! I was craving for char siu like mad and well, trying to get a hold of the correct ingredients to make one is not that easy, like maltose or fermented red bean curd (红麹豆腐乳). In the end, I improvised to get this mock char siu, and it turned out to be so good, so I am sharing the recipe in case you have some char siu craving to keep at bay. ;)

Chinese Roast Pork

Chinese Roast Pork

Chinese Roast Pork (a.k.a. Mock Char Siu)

5.0 from 1 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 55 mins

Serves: 4-8

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  • 1 kilogram pork loin, cut into 2 long pieces
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 inch ginger, grated


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a saran wrap and let the meat marinate in the fridge for 8 hours (or overnight).
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 Celcius (400 Fahrenheit).
  4. Transfer the marinated pork to the prepared baking tray, and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, pour the marinated sauce in a sauce pan. Cook until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl.
  6. Once the pork is baked, take it out from the oven, and let it rest for a while (about 10 minutes). Then cut into bite size pieces and serve with the sauce.
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  • Andy Andy says:

    All your recipes are so delicious my mouth waters every time I read them. Love learning about Indonesia and all the food and language. ..

    • Anita Anita says:

      Thanks! Maybe you'll give them a try someday :)

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