Char Siu Pork Steamed Buns

Char Siu Pork Steamed Buns

Indulge in the succulent flavors of Char Siu Pork Steamed Buns. Marinated pork neck, infused with a blend of Asian spices, paired with tangy pickled vegetables, all nestled within pillowy homemade buns.


  • 1 kg / 2.2 lbs pork neck


  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp maltose syrup

  • 4 tbsp red bean curd

  • 1 tbsp red chili paste

Pickled Vegetables

  • 2 red peppers (to taste)

  • 2 snack cucumbers

  • 3 snack carrots

  • 250 ml / 1 cup sushi rice vinegar

  • 10 coriander seeds

  • 5 cloves


  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts

  • 1/4 cup fried onions

  • 1/2 tbsp five-spice powder


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How to

Prepare the Pork:

  1. Slice the pork neck into steaks about 1.5 fingers thick.
  2. Make a marinade by blending garlic, ginger, maltose syrup, red bean curd, red chili paste, and soy sauce in a food processor.
  3. Rub the pork neck with the marinade, massaging it in well. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours. 
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the steamed buns.

Prepare Pickled Vegetables:

  1. Slice the red pepper into rings, adjusting the spiciness according to your preference.
  2. Julienne the snack carrots and cucumbers.
  3. Combine all vegetables in a bowl and add sushi rice vinegar, coriander seeds, and cloves. Mix well and let it marinate in the refrigerator.

Prepare Crumble:

  1. In a blender, combine roasted peanuts, fried onions, and five-spice powder.
  2. Blend until crumbly.


  1. Preheat the BBQ to 120°C or 240°F.
  2. Place the marinated pork neck on the BBQ and close the lid to allow it to smoke.
  3. After about an hour, the core temperature of the pork should reach 62°C or 144°F.
  4. Grill until the internal temperature reaches 65°C or 150°F. Let the meat rest for a while.
  5. Slice the pork into strips.
  6. Take a homemade steamed bun, add some pickled vegetables, slices of char siu pork, and top it off with the crumble.

Enjoy your Char Siu Pork Steamed Buns!

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