Instant Pot Char Siu

Cooked pork slices on each other in a white bowl topped with chopped scallion

This Instant Pot Char Siu is an amazing Chinese BBQ dish.

The recipe has the goodness of pork and all the delicious taste of its sauce.

Cooked pork slices on each other in a white bowl topped with chopped scallion

Each bite is full of savory aroma and flavors with a texture that will make you want it more!

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What is Char Siu?

Char siu which is otherwise known as Cha Siu or Char Siew a Chinese BBQ Cantonese recipe.

This toothsome recipe is widely famous and loved all over Chinatown.

Why should I use an Instant Pot?

This recipe is typically prepared in the oven where it takes hours of effort and mess.

Instant Pot saves you from the heat in the kitchen, from all the mess and gets your food ready in just a span of minutes.

What is Char Siu?

A sweet, savory sauce that is actually prepared with several other things.

This Cantonese barbecue sauce is used to marinate the pork meat to infuse the flavors.

Prepare your own or buy readymade from the market to save time.

Instant Pot Char Siu

How to serve?

For a complete and tasty meal serve this Instant Pot Char Siu recipe over:

What else can I add?

Instant Pot Char Siu is typically blood-red in color because of food coloring.

Otherwise, red fermented bean curd is well enough for the color.

I personally prefer to skip the food color.

You can use beet juice instead.

How to make Instant Pot Char Siu?

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Char Siu

Take a bowl and mix in the ingredients except for the Shaoxing wine and salt.

Instant Pot Char Siu

Marinate the pork meat with the prepared sauce mixture.

Pour the left mixture into the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Char Siu

Place a trivet inside the Instant Pot and place the pork meat on it.

Season the pork with salt to taste and pour Shaoxing wine onto it.

Instant Pot Char Siu

Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 18 minutes.

Instant Pot Char Siu

Do a quick release afterward.

Dish out and serve with chopped green onions.

Instant Pot Char Siu

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Cooked pork slices on each other in a white bowl topped with chopped scallion

Instant Pot Char Siu

An authentic Chinese recipe of pork belly smothered in a flavor-packed sauce…
4.58 from 19 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Char Siu, honey, pork, Shaoxing wine
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie

Equipment

  • trivet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork meat
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chuhou paste
  • 2 cubes red bean curd
  • 3 tablespoon char siu sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients except salt and wine in a bowl.
  • Marinate the pork meat with the prepared mixture.
  • Pour the left mixture into the Instant Pot.
  • Place a trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the pork meat on the trivet.
  • Season the pork with salt to taste and pour Shaoxing wine onto it.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 18 minutes.
  • Do a quick release afterward.
  • Dish out and serve with chopped green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 27g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 71mg Sodium: 1062mg Potassium: 481mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 11mg Iron: 1mg

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