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char siu pork

Instant Pot Char Siu is an adaptation of the iconic Chinese pork bbq dish popular at Chinese restaurants. Hoisin, soy sauce, honey, and spices create a sweet, salty, sticky glaze that's delicious!

Thank you soooo much for this recipe! I’ve been using an oven method -really delicious, but very messy, so I don’t do it often.. Your recipe is fantastic & so much easier & sooooo delicious!




  •  honey • hoisin sauce • dark soy sauce • light soy sauce • sesame oil • Chinese rice wine

INGREDIENTS (continued)

  • Chinese five-spice • ginger  • garlic  • water • boneless pork shoulder • vegetable oil • sesame seeds 

make marinade


Mix together honey, hoisin, dark soy, light soy, sesame oil, rice wine, five spice powder, ginger, garlic and water. Marinate pork.

add pork to instant pot


Transfer the pork and all the marinade to the Instant Pot. Add extra liquid if needed.


pressure cook

Pressure cook the pork and do a natural release of pressure after pressure cooking is complete.

Reduce sauce


In Saute mode, reduce the sauce in the Instant Pot until thickened. You can add a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce if needed.

saute pork


Brown the pork until caramelized. If necessary, use sauce from Instant Pot to glaze the pork and keep it from burning.

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