Rice Dishes

Char Siu BBQ Pork Over Rice (叉燒碟頭飯)


Char Siu BBQ Pork Over Rice (叉燒碟頭飯)

This dish typically consists of slices of Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork) served over a bed of steamed rice, often accompanied by vegetables or a soft-boiled egg. It's a popular and satisfying meal that you can find in many Chinese restaurants.


For the Char Siu (Or buy pre-made):

  • 400 g Char Siu pork recipe above or store-bought

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2.5 cups water

Optional Sides:

  • Bok choy blanched
  • Soft-boiled egg
  • Pickled radish

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons Char Siu sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


Cook the Rice:

  • Rinse the jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Combine the rinsed rice and water in a pot. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the rice is tender and water is absorbed. Let it sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Prepare the Char Siu:

  • If you have pre-made Char Siu, slice it into pieces. If not, follow a Char Siu recipe to prepare it first.

Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, mix Char Siu sauce, oyster sauce, water, and cornstarch. Heat over low heat until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

Optional Sides:

  • If you're adding bok choy, blanch it in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes or until tender yet crisp. Drain and set aside.
  • If you're adding a soft-boiled egg, bring water to a boil, gently place the egg in, and cook for 6-7 minutes. Then place it in cold water, peel, and set aside.

Assemble the Dish:

  • Place a generous scoop of steamed rice on a plate or in a bowl.
  • Arrange slices of Char Siu over the rice.
  • Add your optional sides like bok choy and soft-boiled egg around the Char Siu.

Drizzle the Sauce:

  • Pour the prepared sauce over the Char Siu and rice, ensuring that the meat is well-coated.


  • Serve immediately, possibly with some pickled radish or additional sauce on the side.

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