This Char Siu Sauce is just as good as my Heavenly Sauce, maybe better. Well, maybe equally good. They each have their unique and incredible flavor profiles. To test out which you would like better, try both my Char Siu Chicken and Daddy Wu’s Chinese Chicken. I love both.

Char Siu BBQ Sauce

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Seasoning Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 8 servings
Tip : I have included links to recipes for chicken only. I know that this char sui sauce would work equally well with pork, pork belly and duck, but the cooking times would have to be altered to consider the length of time to braise each of these to make them tender.


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp roasted sesame seed oil
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp honey


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • Combine 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp five spice powder, 1/4 tsp white pepper, 1 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tbsp Mirin, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp roasted sesame seed oil, 2 cloves grated garlic 1 tbsp ketchup, 1 tbsp honey and 2 tbsp water in a small saucepan. Mix with a wire whisk until completely combined.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

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