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Chinese BBQ Pork

Making Chinese BBQ pork at home is a pretty simple and easy process. Just gotta marinate and roast some porks shoulder and you've got it!...

Making Chinese BBQ pork at home is a pretty simple and easy process. Just gotta marinate and roast some porks shoulder and you've got it! Hope you guys enjoy this one!!



  • 3 pounds (1300g) boneless pork shoulder

  • 3 tablespoons (37g) brown sugar

  • 1.5 teaspoon (3g) Chinese five spice 

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) shaoxing rice wine or sherry

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) dark soy sauce reg fine

  • 2 tablespoon (38g) hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 14g red bean curd or fermented black bean curd

  • 1 teaspoon (6g) sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons (10g) fine sea salt

  • *optional but necessary for color - Slightly over 1/8 tsp of red food coloring

For Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons (44ml) marinade

  • 3 tablespoons (44ml) honey


  1. Cut pork into flat pieces 2 in thick or 5-6 cm

  2. To make the marinade, toss all the ingredients in a sauce pot, warm up and let cool.

  3. Set aside 3 tbsp 44 mm of marinade in container for roasting day. Marinade meat overnight.

  4. On roasting day, preheat oven to 425 F. To the marinade, add 3 tbsp or 44 ml of honey. Set up a baking sheet with foil wrapped on the bottom with a little water to prevent fully scorching the drippings with a rack on top.

  5. Place pork on top of rack and cook in the oven for 20 minutes on side. Flip another for 20 minutes while basting, and then flip/baste while roasting for five more minutes with a total of three basting sessions.

  6. Take out of the oven and rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve as needed.


Andrew Poon
Andrew Poon
Dec 13, 2023

I see a lot of people having trouble sourcing The Chinese Fermented Bean Paste.. it's not a must-have to make this recipe successful, some recipes don't have it at all.. I can get it easily but I've made it with and without and it still comes out delicious.. every time. The paste adds a bit of umami and deepens the flavours but also has some red color. My wife is celiac and although all the other ingredients I can find dedicated gluten-free versions, the bean paste is a bit of a gamble as it is common to use wheat to kickstart the fermentation process (aka soy sauce vs tamari) and the labelling/food processing practices of some import products are hit…


Charley Billyk
Charley Billyk
Nov 04, 2023

I also cannot get fermented red bean paste, and I'm in Canada. I went to 4 ethnic Asian grocery stores and hit the International section of all major chains. Complete zip. What I did get was Yes! Brand ( that is the only english on there) soybean paste. I toyed with using red bean paste but that's a desert product and I didn't want to change the quantities of the other sugars. I also used 2Tbsp oyster sauce as I saw a couple of recipies ask for it. And I skip the 2 tsp salt, I have a ton of salt going on with the soy bean paste and everything else. Tastes awesome cant wait to get it on an…


Sep 11, 2022

I couldn't find red bean paste near me, but ended up making a version of my own using a recipe i found that used red kidney beans and put them in a blender with 3tbsp of brown sugar, 3tbsp of granulated sugar and 4tbsp of butter. When blended, stick in a pan and constantly stir until it forms a paste and darkens a bit (the paste won't stick to the pan at all when done). Not entirely authentic, but it worked in a pinch!! Might be a bit too sweet on its own, since the bean paste recipe i found tends to be a dessert ingredient, but in the marinade it's perfect!!

Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison
Jul 03, 2023
Replying to has a great selection


Alessandra Cross
Alessandra Cross
Apr 28, 2021

I didn’t have this product too, so I googled it and somewhere said you can use red miso paste. I was able to find that! I didn’t even know what red miso paste was, but a lady at the store just gave me miso paste that’s a red tone. I used this and i now make this dish all the time it’s so good! Make sure you use pork shoulder and not tenderloin as the shoulder is much fattier and will give a more buttery texture!


Juan B
Juan B
Apr 08, 2021

I've been looking into making this recipe, unfortunately the link for the red bean curd takes me to an amazon product which I cannot buy, being in Sweden. When I try to google for fermented red bean curd, all I find is basically tofu in chili oil. And it looks nothing like the fermented red bean curd used in the video. I wonder if they're the same thing or if maybe I'm missing something obvious?

Sam Derby
Sam Derby
Apr 26, 2021
Replying to

Hi, I've made this several times in the past from a different but similar recipe. I buy asian ingredients, including fermented red bean paste, from this place (and I think they ship to Sweden?)


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