Char Siu Pork
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Air Fryer Char Siu Pork | Chinese Roast Pork

Use your Air Fryer to make this amazing Cantonese Char Siu Pork recipe! It's a traditional recipe made the modern way, and this version uses a homemade sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizers, Main Courses
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • Using a fork, pierce the slices of pork well.
  • Make the Sauce: Mix all ingredients for the sauce (except the pork shoulder) together in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Place the pork slices in a ziplock bag or bowl, and pour in half the sauce. Mix well and let the pork marinate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.  
  • Remove pork from the marinade and place in a single layer in your air fryer basket. 
  • Set the air fryer to 390F for 15 minutes, flipping and basting the pork half way through. 
  • While the Char siu is cooking, place the reserved half of the sauce in the microwave and cook on high for 45-60 seconds stirring every 15 seconds. You are doing this to thicken the sauce a little. Since it has honey in it, be careful to not overcook otherwise you will have char siu toffee (ask me how I know). 
  • Using a meat thermometer, ensure your pork has reached an internal temperature of 145F.
  • Remove the pork to a cutting board and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Brush with the thickened, cooked sauce and serve.  


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sugar: 18g