Chinese Honey Pork

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Experience the perfect balance of sweet and savory with this Chinese Honey Pork recipe. Tender pieces of pork neck are marinated in a flavorful blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and ginger, then twice-fried for a crispy exterior. Finished with a delectable honey glaze, this dish is a must-try for lovers of Chinese cuisine. Serve with steamed rice and garnish with green onions for a stunning presentation.

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Chinese Honey Pork

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • Pork neck: 600g (1.3 lbs)
  • Fresh ginger root: 3 cm (1.2 inches), 35-40g (1.2-1.4 oz)
  • Garlic cloves: 4 (20g or 0.7 oz)
  • Soy sauce: 6 tbsp (90ml), divided
  • Oyster sauce: 2 tbsp (30g)
  • Chinese cooking wine or white wine: 1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Cornstarch: 4 tbsp (32g)
  • Honey: 2 tbsp (35g)
  • Baking powder: 0.5 tsp (2.5g)
  • Freshly ground white pepper: 0.3 tsp (1.5g)
  • Salt: 1 tsp (5g)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Cooked rice for serving


Marinate the Pork:

Cut the pork into large pieces, about 10 cm (4 inches). Season with salt, white pepper, and baking powder. Add the wine, 3 tbsp (45ml) of soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Mix thoroughly by hand. Sprinkle with cornstarch and mix again. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.

Chinese Honey Pork

Prepare the Aromatics:

Peel the garlic and ginger. Finely chop the garlic and slice the ginger into matchstick-sized pieces.

Chinese Honey Pork

First Frying:

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry the pork in batches until lightly browned on all sides and about 80% cooked. Remove the pieces to a plate.

Chinese Honey Pork

Second Frying:

Strain the oil and reheat it over high heat. Fry the pork again until dark golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain excess oil.

Chinese Honey Pork

Make the Sauce:

Leave about 1.5 tbsp (22ml) of oil in the wok. Add the ginger and stir-fry over medium-high heat for 20 seconds. Add the garlic and stir-fry for another 20 seconds. Pour in 200ml (3/4 cup) of water and bring to a boil. Add the remaining 3 tbsp (45ml) of soy sauce and honey. Reduce the mixture by half.

Chinese Honey Pork

Combine Pork and Sauce:

Add the fried pork to the sauce. Cook over high heat, turning the pieces continuously until the sauce has almost completely evaporated, coating the pork.

Chinese Honey Pork


Serve the pork hot, garnished with green onions, alongside steamed rice.

Chinese Honey Pork

Nutrition (Per Serving):

Calories: 885.52 kcal
Protein: 23.65g
Fat: 70.97g
Carbohydrates: 37.21g

Chinese Honey Pork

Enjoy this delicious Chinese Honey Pork as a delightful main course that brings the flavors of Chinese cuisine to your table.

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