Cantonese Barbecued Pork


This tastes like the pork served in my favorite Chinese restaurant. Serve at room temperature arranged in overlapping layers on a platter. Garnish with cucumber slices, if desired.

Prep Time:
6 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 2 slices fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 4 ½ teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ pounds pork shoulder roast

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. In bowl, stir together sherry, ginger root, oyster sauce, five-spice powder, soy sauce, white sugar, sugar, hoisin sauce, ketchup and cinnamon.

  2. Cut pork into 5x2 inch strips. Place strips flat in a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over pork strips. Let pork marinate at least 6 hours in refrigerator.

  3. Drain, reserving marinade. Mix honey and 3 tablespoon reserved marinade in a small bowl; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Fill a shallow roasting pan with water and place in bottom of oven. Carefully place pork strips on a roasting rack above roasting pan so all sides are exposed to heat. If you don't have a roasting rack, insert the curved end of an S-shaped hook, paper clip, or drapery hook in pork strips and hang them from the top shelf.

  5. Roast for 30 minutes. Baste pork strips with honey mixture. Roast 15 minutes and baste again. Roast 10 minutes longer or until pork strips are crisp and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
7g Fat
10g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 214mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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