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Sous Vide Char Siu Pork Tenderloin
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Sous Vide Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

In this recipe we glaze a tender, juicy sous vide pork tenderloin with a classic Chinese char siu marinade, and the results are incredible.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword asian, char siu, chinese, pork, pork tenderloin, sous vide
Prep Time 5 minutes
Hands-On Cook Time 10 minutes
Sous Vide TIme 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 - 3 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 drops red food coloring (optional)



  1. In a bowl, mix together hoisin, soy sauce, five spice powder, sesame oil and red food coloring.

  2. Put the pork tenderloin in a freezer bag with the char siu marinade, and remove the air through a vacuum sealer or the displacement method. Put the bag in the fridge, and let the pork marinade for 4 to 24 hours (optional, but recommended).

  3. Set sous vide machine to 60C/140F. Remove marinade from freezer bag and set aside for further use. Once the target temperature is reached, drop pork tenderloin in the bath for 2 hours.


  1. Remove bag from bath. Take pork out of the bag, pat dry and lightly season with salt to taste. 

  2. Heat small sauce pan on medium, add marinade from bag and honey and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.

  3. Heat a large skillet on high and add oil. Sear for 90 seconds on each side, brushing the marinade onto the pork as it sears. Remove from pan and place on plate to rest. Cut the pork into desired size, and serve with fried rice, noodles, and/or vegetables and enjoy!