Candied Char Sui Skewers

Char Siu is in my own opinion one of the best food related things that comes from asia. It’s hands down one of my first BBQ recipes that I was addicted to making and perfecting it. But what if you give a Dutch guy some years to play around with Char Siu on the BBQ? You’ll get Candied Char Siu Skewers.
This explosion of sweetness and savory turns Char Siu into the next big BBQ skewer trend.

Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Course finger food, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine Asian, Barbecue, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 1484 kcal


  • 800 gram porkbelly

Char Siu Marinade

  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 40 gram slices sliced fine
  • 100 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 150 ml dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 tsp red food colouring

Porkbelly Glaze

  • 200 gram cane sugar
  • 200 gram honey
  • 2 tbsp 5 spice powder


  • Get a chunk of porkbelly and slice it into long strips with your chef's knife.
  • Get your porkbelly strips in a large bowl.
  • Add 4 choped cloves of garlic, sliced ginger, a splash of rice wine vinegar, dark soy sauce, almost a cup of honey. red food colouring and some 5 spice mix to your porkbelly.
  • Put on some gloves and start mixing the marinade with the porkbelly by hand.
  • Set it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight and let it marinade.
  • When your porkbelly strips are marinated it's time to take out the kebab wheel and put them on the skewers. I always fold them a couple of times and dont stretch it too much.
  • Secure it on the skewer and place the skewers on the rotisserie.
  • Fire up the Napoleon Phantom and only fire up the back burner.
  • This is a heavy duty infrared back burner that will basicly recreate the technique how those kebab shops grill there meat.
  • Let it rotate untill your porkbelly Char Siu hits a core temperature of 65 degrees celcius. Take it off the grill and let it rest.
  • Fire up your napoleon Sizzle zone
  • Take a Cast Iron pan and set it on top of the sizzlezone.
  • Load it up with 200 grams of sugar, 200 grams of honey and finally 2 tbsp of 5 spice powder.
  • Stir it while the sugars are dissolving and the color turns into dark brown.
  • Grab a skewer, place it in the pan and base the Char Siu with that hot candy like glaze. Let it cool down and your Candy Char Siu is done.



Calories: 1484kcalCarbohydrates: 106gProtein: 23gFat: 110gSaturated Fat: 39gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 611mgFiber: 2gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 6mg
Keyword char siu, Pork belly, Rotisserie
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