3 tablespoons hoisin sauce*
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine) or dry Sherry
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder**
1/2 teaspoon salt
18 rib lamb chops (about 3 pounds), well trimmed
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
*Available in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets and at Asian markets.
**A spice blend that usually contains ground fennel seeds, Szechuan peppercorns, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves; available in the spice section of most supermarkets.