Chinese BBQ pork in bun with fixins.

When people think Chinese BBQ Pork, they associate that with red colored pork with a sweet shiny glaze. Unless you are into dyed food, the red coloring is just that...red food coloring.  I have been using this BBQ Pork marinade for years.  My secret ingredient is hoisin or plum sauce.  This sweet but tangy sauce together with the ketchup gives the marinate the sweet and sour complexity.  

I will make my own Chinese BBQ sauce and use it to marinate ribs as well as thick slices of boneless pork shoulder / butt for Chinese BBQ pork.

I usually buy bulk baby back BBQ ribs and marinate them all and freeze the ribs for an easy dinner or when an unexpected dinner guest shows up. 

When making Chinese BBQ pork with the boneless roast, besides eating it with rice, I like to make them as Chinese BBQ pork buns.  Serve the slices of pork with the steamed buns and fixins. These make great appetizers, especially as a DIY meal!

Showcase BBQ pork bun

Tips.

Cut of Pork.

For the traditional boneless Chinese BBQ Pork, layers of fat gives the meat the tenderness and flavor. I usually buy the boneless butt or shoulder roast when it goes on sale and use that cut for various homestyle cooking dishes like "Steamed Pork Cake." or "Steamed Black Bean Sauce Pork with Mushrooms".

Marinade.

When marinating the pork, the meat is much tastier after marinating for several days in the refrigerator!

Boneless Pork Butt/Shoulder

Cut Pork into 1 1/2" Strips. Cut off excess fat.

Combine marinade ingredients and marinate for 4 hours. Preferably overnight.

BBQ Chinese Pork on a grill

BBQ or roast pork with homemade BBQ sauce. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Store bought BBQ sauce.

Store bought BBQ sauce.. The color is red due to food coloring.

Chinese BBQ Pork resting

Slice the pork after letting it rest for 5 minutes.

Fixins.

Serve BBQ or roast pork with Chinese steamed buns, pickled cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and hoisin sauce (optional). Pickled Chinese radish and carrots are also great for color and crunch!

Serve BBQ with buns and fixins

Serve BBQ Pork with buns and fixins.

Showcase BBQ pork bun

CHINESE BBQ PORK

Michelle Sam
This delicious BBQ Pork marinade can be used for Pork ribs as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8 people
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 kg Boneless Pork Butt / Shoulder Roast
  • 100 g Hoisin Sauce
  • 50-100 g Ketchup
  • 30 ml light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp whiskey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut Roast to 1½ thick pieces
  • Mix above sauce ingredients
  • Marinate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight or even several days!
  • Roast or BBQ slices until internal temperature reads 160°F. Remove and let sit 5 minutes before cutting.

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Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 897mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chinese BBQ Marinade, Chinese BBQ Pork, Chinese Pork Marinade
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