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Oven Roasted Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) Recipe

Make delicious and comforting Oven Roasted Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) using Pork Tenderloin. This Chinese BBQ Pork recipe is easy to make, and perfect for freezing until ready to roast in the oven.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Pork Tenderloin, Pork Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating Time 8 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lb Pork Tenderloin

For the Marinade

  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Gochujang (Korean Red Chili Paste), optional
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sake



  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade and mix them together in a bowl until they're nice and blended.
    Oven Roasted Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe
  • Oven Roasted Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe
  • In a ziplock bag or big plastic container, add the pork and coat with 3/4 of the marinade. (Reserve 1/4 for later.)
    Marinade the Pork for Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork
  • Put in the fridge and let the pork marinate for at least 4 hours. (8 hours or overnight is best.) The longer it marinates, the better it will taste.
    * If you plan to freeze for later use, freeze the marinade and pork together now.

Oven Roasting the Pork

  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  • Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Place a metal rack on top. Place meat on the rack. Add 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pan (to avoid the fat drippings from burning/smoking and causing your fire alarm to go off).
  • Brush the pork tenderloin with half of the reserve marinade. Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Then flip it over to the back, brush with the remaining marinade and roast for another 20 minutes.
    Oven Roasted Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe
  • Use a meat thermometer. Remove from oven with the pork has an internal temperature of 145F.
  • Let the meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice thinly and enjoy!
    Oven Roasted Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe