How to Make Delicious Honey Glazed Char Siu at Home?

Q: Can I marinate the pork overnight for better flavor? A: Yes, marinating the pork overnight in the refrigerator can enhance the flavor significantly.
Q: Is it necessary to use a non-stick pan for reducing the sauce? A: Using a non-stick pan is recommended to prevent sticking and ensure even reduction of the sauce.
Q: Can I use a regular pot instead of a rice cooker? A: Yes, you can use a regular pot, but you will need to adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly.

Home-Style Honey Glazed Char Siu


  • Pork belly (Mei Hua Rou) 500g
  • Char Siu sauce 200g
  • Cooking wine 2 tablespoons
  • Green onion, ginger, garlic, to taste
  • White sesame seeds, a pinch
  1. Clean the pork belly and pat dry. Mix with minced ginger and garlic.
  2. Marinate in Char Siu sauce for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight in the fridge.
  3. Place green onions and ginger in the rice cooker. Add the marinated pork (including the marinade) and cook using the rice cooker's standard cooking setting.
  4. Once the rice cooker cycle is complete, proceed to the next step.
  5. Pour the remaining sauce into a non-stick pan and reduce until thick.
  6. Add the pork belly to the thickened sauce, ensuring it is well coated.
  7. Your Honey Glazed Char Siu is ready to be served.
  8. Slice thinly, plate, pour over the reduced sauce, and sprinkle with white sesame seeds.
  • High in protein
  • Source of essential amino acids
  • Contains fat, particularly from the pork belly
  • Calorie-dense due to the sauce and meat
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