Instant Pot Char Siu is the pressure cooker adaptation of the popular and iconic Chinese pork bbq dish found at Chinese restaurants. Hoisin, soy sauce, honey, and spices combine to create a sweet, salty, sticky glaze that gives the tender pork bold flavors. Slice the pork and serve in a rice or noodle bowl or shred the pork for Asian-inspired tacos.
Open the Instant Pot and carefully remove pork from the Instant Pot using a large slotted spoon or tongs, place it in a bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
Heat some oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
Brown the pork, in batches, on both sides until caramelized and browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. If necessary, pour 2 to 3 Tbsp of the sauce from the Instant Pot over the meat to moisten the pork while it’s cooking. Make sure it doesn't burn. Transfer pork to a serving dish.
In Saute mode, reduce the sauce in the Instant Pot until thickened. If desired, add a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce. To make the cornstarch slurry, combine 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch with equal parts of water and whisk into a smooth paste. Gradually add the cornstarch to the sauce.
Slice the pork into medallions and serve with vegetables and rice or noodles. Drizzle with reserved sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Country-style ribs can be used instead of pork shoulder.