Easy Pork Char Siu from a Ramen Noodle Bar

Easy Pork Char Siu from a Ramen Noodle Bar

The key is to watch the heat; even easier with a pressure cooker! No doubt this will be a new favorite for all meat-lovers.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Pork loin block
500-600 g
1 thumbtip's worth
★Soy sauce
100 ml
★Sake (or shochu)
200 ml
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon


1. Julienne the ginger. Combine with ★ condiments in a large pot.
2. Grill the pork loin in a heated frying pan until both sides are browned. No need for oil.
3. Add pork into the pot from Step 1. Cover with a small lid that sits right on top of the food (otoshibuta drop lid) and heat. Remove any excess foam or fat that floats to the top.
4. Adjust the heat so that the sauce doesn't boil over (it's done when cooked to the inside, but ideally, you should gently simmer it for 1-2 hours).
5. Turn the heat off and set aside to cool (you could also chill in the fridge).
6. Take out the pork loin and slice into bite-sized pieces. Return into the pot and simmer again to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried this recipe when I bought a cheap pork block.