Chinese Roast Pork – Oven Barbecued

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Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork is easy to make in your oven and features Asian flavors.
Chinese Pork Roast
Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork
Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork

Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork is easy to make in your oven and features Asian flavors. Serve it with fried rice and your favorite vegetables.

This roast is so easy to make in your oven. Simply remove any excess fat from a large, boneless loin of pork, score it, put sauce on it and roast it. It comes out sweet and smoky.

Loin of pork is a nice cut if you want to reduce fat intake. It’s very lean, but you might still find fat on the outside. Use a sharp boning knife to remove the fat you don’t want. If you are okay with the fat or enjoy crisp fat, then leave the fat on.

Pork should be cooked to between 145°F / 62°C (medium-rare) to 160°F / 71°C (well-done), depending on how you like it. You don’t have to cook pork to death. It should still be a little pink inside, which would be medium-rare. The USDA, which used to recommend well-done now recommends medium-rare with a 3 minute rest time. That’s good news. No one liked nasty dried-out, tasteless pork!

What to serve with Chinese Roast Pork

I like to serve Same Day Fried Rice and Asian Roasted Vegetables with this.

The Same Day Fried Rice is very easy to prepare. If you have leftover pork, save it to make more fried rice at a later time. Pork freezes very well.

The roasted vegetables are a take-off on the Fire Roasted Balsamic vegetables that Trader Joe’s used to have. You can put the sheet pan with the vegetables on the second rack in your oven.

Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork

Chinese Pork Roast

Barbecued Chinese Roast Pork is easy to make in your oven and features Asian flavors.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting: 3 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 12
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2022-01-31
Calories per serving: 390kcal

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  • 4 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • Mise en place
    Chinese roast pork
  • 1 cup Hoisin sauce, 1 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil, 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
    Mix the sauce ingredients together and set them aside.
  • 4 pounds boneless pork roast
    Trim the pork of any fat you don't want then score it about 3 or 4 times.
    Chinese roast pork
  • Paint the roast with some of the sauce.
    Chinese roast pork
  • Line the bottom of a sheet pan with foil and set the rack on top of the foil.
  • Put the roast on a rack in the sheet pan and roast at 350°F/ 176°C until the meat reaches 145°F/ 62°C on an instant-read thermometer, about 1 hour.
    Chinese roast pork
  • To serve, remove from the oven, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Carve, and put on the nice dish, garnish with chopped cilantro and spring onions.


Serving: 194gCalories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 31gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 645mgPotassium: 709mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
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10 thoughts on “Chinese Roast Pork – Oven Barbecued”

  1. 5 stars
    I don’t usually write reviews, but I had to come back and say how good this was. I really liked all the ginger, just perfect. Looking forward to more!

  2. 2 stars
    Yeah, I don’t know what everyone is going on about. I didn’t like this at all. It was too runny and too salty. I couldn’t find hosin sauce so I used soy sauce instead.

    • Georgia, I’m sorry you didn’t like the roast. If you cannot find hoisin sauce in your local supermarket, you can always buy it online. Hoisin sauce is an essential ingredient in this recipe. Try it with hoisin and you might like it.

  3. 5 stars
    I really liked this, and I liked it even more because I could make it in my oven and have it taste good. Thanks for this!

  4. 5 stars
    I missed out on this for the Lunar New Year, but I made it for more love for Valentine’s Day. Very tasty and she loved it.

  5. 5 stars
    I live in a small apartment and tried this because I don’t have a grill. It was fantastic. Thanks!

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