Easy But Authentic Homemade Char Siu

Easy But Authentic Homemade Char Siu

You can easily make this authentic tasting homemade char siu (roast pork) using just a few ingredients and only 1 frying pan.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Pork shoulder (block)
700 g
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Soy sauce
100 ml
100 ml
100 ml
900-1000 ml
Salt and pepper
to taste


1. Season the block of meat with salt and pepper. (You don't need to wrap the meat with cooking twine.)
2. Brown the surfaces of the meat in a frying pan. (Use medium-high heat.)
3. Once browned, place into a pot and fill with water until the meat is just barely covered. Add the soy sauce, sake, mirin, and grated ginger.
4. Once it begins to boil, lower the heat to low and simmer for 1-1.5 hours. When the meat has become tender, raise the heat to high and boil for 10-20 minutes to thicken the sauce.
5. When the sauce has reduced by about half, it's done. When it cools, grease will be released, so it will be more healthy if you wipe it away.
6. You can top it on rice to make a char siu rice bowl.
7. Use it as a ramen topping.

Story Behind this Recipe

Homemade char siu is delicious but it takes quite a bit of time. So I came up with a way to make it easy and with only a few ingredients.