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 (a.k.a. Mock Char Siu)
- 1 kilogram pork loin, cut into 2 long pieces
- 100 gram sugar
- 5 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 inch ginger, grated
- 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).
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 200 Celcius (400 Fahrenheit).
- Transfer the marinated pork to the prepared baking tray, and bake for 40 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.