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Char Siu marinade

Char Siu marinade is a tantalising blend of Chinese flavours that elevates the taste of grilled or roasted meats. Inspired by the culinary traditions of Cantonese cuisine, this marinade typically combines ingredients like soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, Chinese five-spice powder, garlic, and ginger. The resulting marinade imparts a deliciously sweet, savoury, and slightly smoky flavour to meats, creating a succulent and aromatic dish that will transport you to the bustling streets of China.

Prep Time: 5 min


  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


Step 1: Mix everything

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.


Now you’re ready to marinade!