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Instant Pot Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Make this juicy tender Instant Pot Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork at home. The sweet & savory flavors will make you scream for more! You may serve this Char Siu over rice or noodles.
Servings 2 - 4
Total Time 55 mins




  • Marinate Pork: Use a fork to poke lots of holes all over the pork as deep as your fork allows. Marinate the pork for 30 minutes to 2 hours in a ziploc bag with air squeezed out.
    Remove the pork and marinade from the bag. Pour 1 cup (250ml) of water into the Ziploc bag and mix it with the remaining marinade sticking onto the bag.
  • Pressure Cook Pork: Pour the marinade mixture in Instant Pot pressure cooker, then place the marinated pork butt meat in a steamer basket in Instant Pot. Season the marinated pork with a pinch of kosher salt on both sides.
    Close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 18 minutes + 12 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Apply Honey Sauce: Mix 2 tbsp (30 ml) regular soy sauce with honey in a small bowl.
    *Pro Tip: This sauce is to give some killer sweetness and color to the outer layer of the pork butt meat.
    Brush this honey sauce generously onto the pork butt meat.
  • Broil Pork in Oven: Preheat oven to 450°F. Place pork in oven and broil for roughly 4 - 6 minutes per side until the honey sauce on both sides are browned with some black bits.
  • Serve: Serve the tasty char siu with rice or noodles and the leftover honey sauce on the side. Enjoy~ :)


Total cooking time in the recipe does not include inactive time.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 223kcal


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg