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A local appetizer favorite, dressed up as an entree! This recipe is simple to make and very tasty!
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Hawaiian Appetizer Recipes, Hawaiian, Local
Keyword: Chinese Style, local appetizer favorite, simple tasty recipe, Barbecued Pork, Garlic Sauce
Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 3-4 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • 1 TB hoisin sauce
  • 1 TB catsup
  • 1 TB  Aloha shoyu
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

Garlic Sauce:

  • 2 TB Aloha shoyu
  • 1 1/2 TB garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili oil
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line a shallow baking pan with foil. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, catsup, soy sauce, garlic and sugar. 
  • Place tenderloin in baking pan and coat with hoisin sauce mixture.
  • Roast in the middle of the oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in center registers 160 degrees.
  • Cool pork completely in baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, stir together sauce ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  • Transfer pork to cutting board and cut meat across the grain into thin slices.

How To Serve:

  • Spoon garlic sauce over pork and sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Serves 4-6.