- 2 pork tenderloins
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder optional
- Cut pork with the grain into strips 1 1/2- to 2-inches long; put into a large resealable plastic bag.
- Stir soy sauce, honey, ketchup, brown sugar, rice wine, hoisin sauce, red food coloring, and Chinese five-spice powder together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until just combined and slightly warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the marinade into the bag with the pork, squeeze air from the bag, and seal. Turn bag a few times to coat all pork pieces in marinade.
- Marinate pork in refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
- Remove pork from marinade and shake to remove excess liquid. Discard remaining marinade.
- Cook pork on preheated grill for 20 minutes. Put a small container of water onto the grill and continue cooking, turning the pork regularly, until cooked through, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
Some might like to add a teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice; I don't like the flavor myself. Red bean curd can be used in place of the red food coloring.
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