Japanese-Style Braised Pork Belly

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    servings of pork belly; 7 to 8 cups ramen broth
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr

Appears in
Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

  • About

The dishes chashu and kakuni basically use the same ingredients and have a similar cooking method. The big difference is their shape. For chashu, a pork belly slab is rolled lengthwise into a cylinder and tied firmly with kitchen twine before braising in liquid. When cooked, the belly is cut into rounds. Kakuni literally means “square simmered” and yes, (almost) square bite-sized pieces of pork are simmered in a braising liquid. To make things simple, I used the strips