Published on March 5th, 2021 | by Ultimate OmNoms


Cha Siu Bao aka Chinese BBQ pork buns

There’s various cha siu bao filling recipes online, but here’s one I adapted to suit me! There’s less salt in the recipe because I like using the leftover marinade from roasting cha siu – can’t have any food wastage, esp when it’s the best part!

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I use my tang zhong bread recipe for the baos. It makes it nice and fluffy on the inside.

Cha Siu Bao aka Chinese BBQ Pork buns filling

Ultimate OmNoms



  • 2 cups diced cha siu
  • 1 small onion`
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • leftover marinade from cha siu + 1/2 cup water OR 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp standard flour



  • Stir fry the onion until soft
  • Add the ingredients for the sauce (sugar, soy sauces, oyster sauce sesame oil)
  • Stir until it starts bubbling
  • Add the cha siu marinade/chicken stock and flour
  • Stir until thickened
  • Taste and season as needed. Try not to eat all of it at once!



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