Thermomix Char Siu BBQ Pork

by Tenina Holder
posted 06 Jan, 2020 (last updated 12 Jun, 2020)
  • Serves icon
  • Total Time icon
    Total Time
    25hrs 30mins
  • Calories icon

Char Siu is a Chinese method of flavoring and preparing pork in Cantonese cuisine. It is a sweet and tacky marinade that renders pork moist on the inside and charred on the outside with heavenly spiced fragrance. Two things to note for our recipe, is that you will need some specific ingredients commonly found in your nearest Asian market, and up to 24 hours of marinating time in advance. As soon as the pork has been imbued with enough flavor, grill until crispy and cooked though. Don't forget to rest before serving (maybe 15 minutes).



  • Red chili icon
    Red chili
    1 tsp (0.11oz/3g)
  • Ginger icon
    0.35oz/10g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Honey icon
    1.76oz/50g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    1.06oz/30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Oyster sauce icon
    Oyster sauce
    0.92fl oz/30g (1¾ tbsp)
  • Chinese five spice icon
    Chinese five spice
    1 tsp (0.10oz/3g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    0.85fl oz/30g (1¾ tbsp)
  • Chinese black vinegar icon
    Chinese black vinegar
    1.76oz/50g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Chinese cooking wine icon
    Chinese cooking wine
    1.76oz/50g (about 3½ tbsp)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Pork filet icon
    Pork filet
    8¼ cups


  1. Add honey, coconut sugar, oyster sauce, chinese five spice, soy sauce, chinese black vinegar, chinese cooking wine, red chili, garlic clove and ginger to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Mix - approx 20 sec, speed 8
  4. Heat - approx 4 min, 60°C, speed 1
  5. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to plastic container
  6. Add pork filet to the plastic container
  7. Marinate in fridge - approx 24 hr
  8. Broil until charred - approx 35 min, high heat
  9. Let rest
  10. Slice

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