Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew

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Easy to make Hong Kong Classic Favorite Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew (Chinese: 枝竹羊腩煲)! Super tender & juicy lamb bursting with deep savory-umami-sweet flavors, dipped in the killer addictive sauce. The ultimate delicious comfort food you’ll keep coming for more! 😀

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Hong Kong Style Lamb Stew Hot Pot (Chinese: 枝竹羊腩煲) is one of our favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants.

It’s comfort food at its best! A must every winter (though we couldn’t resist eating it year round…hehe~).

So we’re more than thrilled to share this lifelong love with you!

You’re gonna fall in love with not just how delicious it comes out, but how easy it is to make with your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! ohh yes! 😉

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Lamb Stew Meat: tender, juicy, moist, & deeply flavorful lamb that you can easily tear apart with your teeth.

Shiitake Mushrooms: nicely cooked shitake mushrooms with a nice chew texture (not hard), soaked in with all the savory-umami juicy earthy flavors.

Water Chestnuts: so refreshingly sweet, crunchy, juicy water chestnuts.

Killer Dipping Sauce: so addictive to eat!! Savory, umami, sweet, hearty, creamy, deeply fermented flavorful sauce with a lovely aroma & smooth texture.

This deeply flavored hearty hot pot of lamb is SO satisfying to eat. We simply couldn’t stop eating! 😛

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: serve chinese lamb stew 枝竹羊腩煲 with killer dipping sauce

Time to devour some Instant Pot Lamb Stew!! 😀


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Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew

Easy to make Hong Kong Classic Favorite Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew (Chinese: 枝竹羊腩煲)! Super tender & juicy lamb bursting with deep savory-umami-sweet flavors, dipped in the killer sauce. The ultimate delicious comfort food! 
4.67 from 3 votes
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Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Killer Lamb Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • Brown Lamb Stew Meat: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8mins) - you want the Instant Pot to be as hot as it can be for the maillard reaction. Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil. Then, brown 2 sides of the lamb stew meat for 3 minutes per side in Instant Pot.
  • Saute Ginger and Garlic: Add crushed garlic cloves, sliced ginger, diced shallot, and the white part of the green onions in Instant Pot. Saute until fragrant (~2 mins).
  • Saute Ingredients with Bean Curd Paste: Add 8 rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, 8 peeled water chestnuts, 1 tbsp (15g) chu hou paste, 2 tbsp (30g) fermented red bean curd, and 2 tbsp (30g) fermented bean curd in Instant Pot. Saute for 4 minutes.
  • Deglaze with Shaoxing Wine: Pour in 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry wine/water), then completely deglaze the bottom of the pot.
  • Pressure Cook Chinese Lamb Stew: Place 4 - 6 (90g) bean curd sheet at the bottom of the pot. Add in 1 cup (250ml) cold water, 1 tbsp (15g) rock sugar, 1 tbsp (15ml) dark soy sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce. Make sure the bean curd sheets are fully submerged in the liquid. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 50 minutes, then 25 minutes Natural Release. Remove the lid carefully.
  • Make Killer Lamb Dipping Sauce: While the lamb stew is pressure cooking, mix 2 (30g) fermented bean curds, ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp (2.5ml) sesame oil, and 1 tbsp (15ml) hot water together.
  • Season & Serve Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew: Add green onion stalks to the lamb stew and give it a quick mix. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt if necessary. Serve Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew with Killer Lamb Dipping Sauce! Enjoy~ 🙂
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Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: chinese lamb stew, instant pot chinese recipe, instant pot lamb, instant pot lamb stew, instant pot recipes, instapot lamb stew, lamb stew hot pot, pressure cooker lamb stew
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew Cooking Guide

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Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew (Chinese: 枝竹羊腩煲):

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*Pro Tip: Dehydrate dried shiitake mushrooms in a cup of water for 30 minutes.

1

Brown Lamb Stew Meat


*Pro Tip – Parboiling Lamb: Some of you may ask if we need to parboil the lamb stew meat before we brown it. I will say no because parboiling the lamb can remove some of the flavor/nutrients, especially because we are not making a clear soup here.

Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer version, press “Saute” button twice.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).

*Pro Tip: You really want the Instant Pot to be as hot as it can be for the maillard reaction.

Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil. Then, brown 2 sides of the lamb stew meat for 3 minutes per side in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: brown lamb stew meat in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

2

Saute Ginger and Garlic


Add crushed garlic cloves, sliced ginger, diced shallot, and the white part of the green onions in Instant Pot. Saute until fragrant (roughly 2 minutes).

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: saute garlic, ginger, shallot, green onions in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

3

Saute Ingredients with Bean Curd Paste


Add 8 rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, 8 peeled water chestnuts, 1 tbsp (15g) chu hou paste, 2 tbsp (30g) fermented red bean curd, and 2 tbsp (30g) fermented bean curd in Instant Pot. Saute for 4 minutes.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: saute shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, chu hou paste, fermented bean curd in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

4

Deglaze with Shaoxing Wine


Pour in 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry wine/water) and completely deglaze the bottom of the pot.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: deglaze Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

5

Pressure Cook Chinese Lamb Stew


Place 4 – 6 (90g) bean curd sheet at the bottom of the pot.

Add in 1 cup (250ml) cold water, 1 tbsp (15g) rock sugar, 1 tbsp (15ml) dark soy sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) regular soy sauce.

*Pro Tip: Make sure the bean curd sheets are fully submerged in the liquid.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: pressure cook lamb stew in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close the lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 50 minutes, then 25 minutes Natural Release.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 50 minutes

After 25 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position.

Remove the lid carefully.

6

Make Killer Lamb Dipping Sauce


While the lamb stew is pressure cooking, create this killer lamb dipping sauce.

Mix 2 (30g) fermented bean curds, ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp (2.5ml) sesame oil, and 1 tbsp (15ml) hot water together.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: make killer lamb dipping sauce

7

Season & Serve Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew


Add green onion stalks to the lamb stew and give it a quick mix.

Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew: add green onion stalks to lamb stew in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt if necessary.

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Serve Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew with Killer Lamb Dipping Sauce!

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Enjoy your Instant Pot Chinese Lamb Stew!~ 🙂

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  1. Thanks for the nice receipt. We love it. It is a little too soft for us though. I recommend pressure cook for 30 minutes only. Traditionally we use goat not lamb meat for this dish! Maybe that’s why I need to reduce the time!

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Susanna,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words and honest feedback on the recipe 🙂

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  2. I can’t find “lamb stew meat” – can the fattier portions from a boneles leg of lamb be used instead? Also can only fermented red bean curd work for the recipe and dipping sauce as I don’t have the regular bean curd on hand.

    Thanks and keep the great recipes coming! You are my trusted source for all Instant Pot recipes! Would love a “ Mui Choi kuo jouk” ( braised pork belly with preserved greens) recipe!! ☺️

    1. Hi Amy,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year 🙂
      Thank you for your kind words & question.

      The fattier portions from leg of lamb will work fine.

      If you can, I recommend using the regular kind of bean curd as the taste is quite different.

      Braised pork belly with preserved greens is yummy! I have added it to our long to make list.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

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