It was a tad too sweet for me with 1/4 cup. Hi Monette! Thank you and keep on doing the great work! So happy to hear your feedback and thanks for writing! Add 6 – 8 lbs. The pork belly is 1 x 2 inch… that’s good! More instant pot recipes please No pressure but I bought the instant pot just for this recipe, it was a great success and I’m excited to try more! I left out the Japanese five spice and only had 1/4 cup Mirin so substituted the remainder with 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar. I think you can just add it as a topping after serving the meat. Oh, this sound absolutely delicious, I need more rice for this!! Enjoy the dish with steaming bowl of rice, and it could well be your family's favorite recipe. Hi! Share . Good luck with your exam! . On the traditional recipe you cut the pork to 2”x2” squares/cubes while the instant pot recipe are cut to 1/4” slices. Very fatty pork belly. Hi Nami, the pork belly block I purchased at the Chinese market has skin on top. Cover and lock the lid. The Japanese name for this dish is Kakuni (角煮) and it simply tastes amazing with rice. So I can go to supermarket and find the pork belly for kakuni block. Hi Mydao! I have never doubled the recipe, but as long as it doesn’t exceed the limid for the pressure cooker, it should be okay., It’s too weak for ramen. Is there something else I can substitute or leave out the alcohol altogether? , Great! Otherwise, the moisture will come out while you’re searing and you probably have a hard time searing it correctly. If you’re using 2 lbs, you should not need to increase the seasoning. I truly appreciate it! Making this just made me feel so accomplished, it really was meltingly delicious. Very nice photos! In the end I had to mince the meat so that we could eat it with ease. Fantastic meal. Made your braused pork belly today. . xo. May I know how the pork used for Kakuni called/labelled in Japan (supermarket)? I prefer it with a poached egg to a hard cooked, but the sauce and the meat are just about perfect. New Instant Pot recipe coming this weekend too. Thank you!! Remove the boiled pork belly and place in the soy sauce mixture. In Notes section, I link my recipes for hard boiled and soft boiled eggs (using regular stovetop method). We will only use the green parts of the green onions (use the white parts in miso soup to go with this dish). Change the cooking time to 35 minutes. So that’s another option. Heat a medium sauce pan with cold water over high heat, add the pork belly with ginger, green onions, star anise, and shaoxing rice wine. Hi Yi-Nan! whole cuts of belly pork and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. So happy to hear you like this recipe! Japanese don’t use skin-on pork belly so ones you can get from Japanese grocery stores are all no-skin. I always wanted to get both devices but I didn’t have space for them, so I’m super happy with my Instant Pot. There’s no grease splatter or the risk of burnt food since the machine switches to warm after the set time. Delicious. Is there a substitute for the pork belly (can’t find it locally) or does that defeat the recipe? Hope you find my site and recipes useful. ), would you recommend using the koichuchi shoyu for this recipe? Hi Yvonne! If you have a stove pressure cooker, put bowl into pressure cooker with about 2 inches of water and cook in high pressure for 30-40 mins. Thank you so much for your feedback! Hi Soleilnyc! This was great! In any case, I love your recipes. We don’t want that unwanted flavor and fat from the pork… Hope this makes sense. This tasted just like the Kakuni I had in Japan! I had never used other types/brands of pressure cooker so for instructions on how to use your device, please refer to the manual. My family loved it. I just got the Instant Pot pressure cooker and was so thrilled to not only find your recipe but to also see you using the Instant Pot. Should I remove the skin for this recipe? Press the “Manual” button to switch to the pressure cooking mode. Do I need to increase cooking time? When you were out, was the meat in the sauce or exposed? Hi Julia! I’m so glad to hear you liked the pressure cooker short rib recipe! However, Okinawan Rafute, which very similar to Kakuni, is cooked with skin-on. Would either of those work as a substitute? . The instant pot is saving me so much time on cooking, it is amazing. Sign up for the FREE Just One Cookbook newsletter delivered to your inbox! Carefully removed the steamed dish, place a serving platter over it and invert the dish. Thank you for your kind feedback! Hi Bkhuna! Heat oil over medium heat and brown pork until skin is very crisp. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Why? It’s hard to beat the pork belly texture (and fat content is very different…). Family cookbooks are an important way to preserve our mealtime traditions for future generations with individual printed recipes or … Kau Yuk recipe by , is from Mom's Recipe Book, one of the cookbooks created at Tweet. Do you have any recommendations for cooking kakuni from frozen pork belly? Hi Tasha! Oh. Slide the steam release handle to the "Venting" position to let out steam until the float valve drops down and unlock the lid. Then, deep fry pork belly (skin side down) for about 7-8 minutes. I really really appreciate you, Nami-san! I’m glad you enjoyed it! You can skip this part to cut down the cooking time, but it will render more fat and make the dish tastier. This was so good ! I'm Nami, a Japanese home cook based in San Francisco. In a bowl, mix together dark soy sauce and 5 spice powder from Ingredients A. Cut in 5/8-inch slices. Followed exactly your instruction but couldn’t bring it to simmer. Kau Yuk with Taro. It was just big enough for a small pork roast and kraut with a 1/2 a pack of hot dogs. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Hope that helps! And it did not disappoint.The only thing I did differently was add in the greens at the very end. Then remove the pork, pat dry and slice pork into 1/2 inch pieces. Just like my mom used to make. Actually this is pre-cut recipe. . As I got older, the dish was still a part of the menu, but I now realized that it was made with pork belly. Gather all the ingredients. Why? So glad to hear you liked it! The only difference I could think of is that after the first 35 minutes on Manual, it stayed in there for another 40 minutes because I was out of the house. Our furry companion we adopted from the animal shelter back in March 2009. I have more recipes coming, the newest one will be Oxtail Soup. Yes, Japanese pork belly slices are like bacon, very thin. If you’re going to get a block, you can cook with block, and cut later OR you can slice first. Do I slice the pork belly before cooking? Or can I leave it out without losing flavor? I really believe fatty pork belly is the best fit for this recipe, but you might be able to use pork shoulder…but it’ll be more dry. Thanks for trying this recipe and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Oh! Brown sugar can be used to replace the wong tong (Chinese slab sugar, labeled brown sugar candy). Is there a difference? And have fun cooking in IP! . I can’t wait to try this recipe. It was so easy and the pork was soft and delish as promised. Wonderful! Happy Labor Day weekend . The sauce tasted very good though. Please post more recipes using the Instant Pot! I edit instructions by improving my sentences to make it clear (especially if someone has trouble understanding my English). It was hard to throw away the first cooking liquids and onions and ginger but I’m glad I did. The meat will take about 35 minutes to cook and another 20 minutes to depressurize for a total of about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Thanks so much for trying this recipe! The official doctor’s recommendation in Japan is to wait until 12 months to introduce sake/mirin to the kids, and we have to make sure to cook (boil) it before using it. Hope you enjoy! This looks so good! The scallions or negi (long green onion) is to remove the unwanted flavor from the pork, not too much for flavoring. Good stuff! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. , Have just made this recioe this morning, and I really enjoy it, thanks so much for creating the recipe , Hi Christine! Thank you very much for your kind comment. Haha, I’m so happy you finally tried this recipe! I went to the supermarket again yesterday and I think I found it this time. Hope you will like that too. Your recipe is super easy to follow and it’s really delicious. Hi Alan! . Even so, when you reheat and pour the sauce over etc, it should not be tough or fibrous. In Japanese cooking, we prefer more “clean” taste and this pre-cooking time is actually important before seasoning. It will take about 5-10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Thanks!! That helps the smell reduced. So whenever I cook this dish, I will cook an extra bowl to freeze. Seriously. Recipe looks great! No, unless it’s a significant amount difference, it should be the same cooking time. EASY PRESSURE COOKER BRAISED PORK WITH YAM VS HAKKA KAU YUK Hakka kau yuk is a traditional dish where I still follow the traditional way of preparing the dish. 2. – You cooked high pressure for 35 minutes, right? Rinse the pork belly under warm water. Wow, simply amazing! My instant pot (philips brand) does not have a sauté function. Thank you! . I ate so much Japanese food growing up in Taiwan so Japanese food is very important to me. Hi Justine! I love your miso soup and pressure cooker kakuni recipes. Yay!!! I cook Japanese curry a lot, but I look forward to trying it out in the Instant Pot in a few days. Reduce the heat to medium, and cook for about 20 minutes. I guess it would be harder to see the green onion and garlic, but it would make the recipe easier…, Hi hmucha! You should double the seasonings as well, and cooking time should be same as long as cooking condition is the same. I’m going there in 2 days… I’ll check the grocery store. Hi Amanda! Don’t want to miss a recipe? Because sake (and mirin) is a big part of Japanese cooking just like soy sauce, we do have a lot of discussions online on this matter (on Japanese websites) too. Easy to make with few pantry ingredients. Seeing my ingredients picture at Step 1, do you think your pork belly has a lot more fat than mine? I bought pre-cut and it cooked down to shredded pieces, rather than the fatty, juicy cubes that we’re used to having in izakayas here in L.A. Next time, I will follow the recipe to a tee. Did you work on a bigger batch? I tried your pressure cooker short ribs recipe and it was delicious. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Be very careful as the dish is hot! I am a graduate student living in California, from Taiwan. . Isn’t it great? BTW I did double it, and it went fine even with the extra ingredients (which, btw, brought it just over the “fill” line on my 6 Quart Insta Pot). This electric cooker has both a pressure cooker and s slow cooker function. Customers can also grab a bargain on appliances starting at just $19.99 each for a popcorn maker, chocolate fountain and ice cream maker, 1000W pro blender for $49.99, an espresso machine with high pressure frothing for $79.99, an 1800W air fryer for $99.99 and a $249 thermo cooker with 15 functions to sauté, steam, blend, melt, emulsify, slow-cook, chop and knead. I’ve had to modify so much of my cooking to try to accommodate the kiddos. Thank you so much for trying my recipes! Remove from broth and dry with paper towels. I would use it for this Okinawa Soba recipe. Hi Justine! This pork belly dish looks tasty, though I don’t have pork belly right now. Kau-Yuk (Chinese Pot Roast Pork), Lau Yee Chai’s; Miso Pork Pot Roast; Roast Pork ‘n Gravy, Pat’s; SPAM Donburi; Sweet & Sour Spare Ribs, Aunty E.J.’s (pressure cooker version) Tonkatsu (plus sauce shootout!) I’m glad you enjoyed this dish! My other Kakuni recipe ( uses a block. Like a ramen broth perhaps or some other stew…I’d love to hear your thoughts, thank you! I definitely was. In most of the recipes, cooking time doesn’t need to be changed for 8qt Instant Pot. Egg should be okay (as you see in my pictures) but if you are worried about green circle around the eggs, you can add in later too. I’m either not doing this right or there’s a typo in the recipe instructions, which I followed precisely. In Japanese cooking, it’s important to have “clean” flavor, and we consider this pre-boiling (before seasoning) is an important step. Freeze 2-3 hours or so you can slice thinly. Hi Sylvia! This is just how we’re typically advised in Japan. I’m looking forward to finding more recipes especially for instant pot. But I learned that Okinawan cuisine (similar to Chinese cooking), they keep the first boiling water and make soup stock for Okinawa Soba! Nope, no need. . I just bought a pack of belly from Costco , Hi Karen! I’ll share more Instant Pot recipes this fall/winter! My. I just read the other comments and found that you said that you buy pre-sliced meat from Korean grocery store. Very frustrated. I use one of three sake I listed here (based on which one is on sale…). So happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Either way, we thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and we both voted it to be a keeper in our household! Would it be possible to cook the pork belly whole the entire time and slice only when serving? With a pressure cooker, these worries go away and the process is very simple. Pork Belly with Taro, Happy Chinese New Year! I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013. Hi Neelie, the pleasure was all mine. (sorry, I forgot to take a picture), Hi Tina! In case you’re interested, I put the recipe below for my regular Kakuni recipe you can make using the stove top. I keep it stored away under my floor when I am not using it . When you cook pork belly over the stove top, it takes a while (hours) to get the pork super tender and you need to constantly monitor the temperature and amount of liquid remaining in the pot. Is Sake & Mirin suitable for 15month old? Spread out to see the pork belly and soften skin attached. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Happy Anniversary! I’ve made it a few times already. Chinese Kau Yuk We all grew up eating this dish at every occasion celebrated at a Chinese Restaurant. – Was there enough fat for the block/slices you got? Thank you so much for trying this recipe! . The final result looks nothing like yours. Stir to combine and close the Instant Pot. I also should mention that we pre-make alcohol-evaporated sake or mirin and use it for recipes (without worrying about evaporating). I made the kakuni and it was really great. CHINESE KAU YUK We all grew up eating this dish at every occasion celebrated at a Chinese Restaurant. Yay!!! My husband is Japanese and he loved it, so you know it’s legit. Thanks Nami! . I followed the cook times. Please do not use my images without my permission. Yes, IP is such a great time saver and I love it too! No worries! Hi Sasha! I actually cook this recipe often, and I do not have the issue you had. For simplicity, I’ll just cut and paste from Food Network, but a quick Google across different platforms will give the same basic conclusion: “The longer you cook, the more alcohol cooks out, but you have to cook food for about 3 hours to fully erase all traces of alcohol. Thanks! Now, set the Instant Pot to the meat/stew setting on high pressure for 20 minutes. Cut the slab of pork belly in half so it will fit in the pot easily. Ah yes, I did miss that. So if you don’t like mushy vegetables, you can release the pressure and add the vegetables toward the end, or cut vegetables slightly bigger (so it takes longer to cook). If you can’t take it due to religious reason, then need the same amount of water. I see. It was a small aluminum 4 quart, weighted gauge with an old rubber gasket that needed many adjustments before it would properly seal. It is great! F ollow step 1 to 3. Then press “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to turn off the Sauté mode. yoi ichinichio I asked my good friend Minori how to say this, lol I hope I said the right thing. Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! I have a question about this pork dish. Maybe some condiments were very cold? Trying to think why – it doesn’t take that long to get the liquid boiling (in video, you see boiling stage around 2:11). It seems like a dish that requires quite a few different steps to achieve the final delicious dish. , I don’t always make the same dish and always find a way to arrange a dish. Bring to a boil, cover, turn down to low and let simmer for 30 min. Cover and lock the lid. Would love to see more pressure cooker recipes if you have any! Poultry. Do visit my blog for Giveaway! Very fatty pork belly. Thank you for your kind feedback! After being stationed in Okinawa, I’m always on the hunt to replicate the most amazing food I’ve had in my life! Just made this tonight and it was awesome! Question: if I were to double the serving size, should I double the seasonings? Today I’m sharing one of my favorite and super delicious Instant Pot recipes, Pressure Cooker Pork Belly (Kakuni)! But again, this is all preference. Yup please help me check out the kakuni block when you are back to Japan, but only at your convenience I understand that it’s your family trip so it’s okay if you don’t have time for that. It’s more work, but it’s so delish and … Pressure Cooker Recipes; Backpacking meals; About Us; Kayaking The Suwannee River. Sorry I haven’t edited yet so I’ll probably need some time before sharing… . Pin. Thanks a lot for the advice. Hope that helps! Hope to see you. Simple theme. xo. Much faster to cook and just as tasty. Could it be that? Hi Amy! Still hesitant about buying a pressure cooker because of the memories from your mom’s old fashioned pressure cooker? Place 2 tbsp of corn flour in a bowl, and lightly toss the fried taro in some corn flour; ensuring both sides are coated. You gotta make this Ultra-Crispy Instant Pot Pork Belly (Roasted Pork Belly) aka Siu Yuk (Chinese: 燒肉). I’m going to get sake & mirin now. Are you planning to post any more recipes that use the Instant Pot? I’m wondering if the initial cook should be a shorter time to preserve the integrity of the pork belly. You’ll be addicted to this super tasty bite of heaven! Hi Dora! Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. Here is the recipe link for Rafute. Much, much, faster than on a stove top. Wish we were still in San Diego or Japan! Any adjustments to the amount of seasoning? Yam Kau Yuk. CiCi Li - Asian Home Cooking Recipes - Duration: 11:32. Just wondering if you use less pork in this recipe, say half of the recipe amount or less, should we reduce the pressure cooking time from 35 minutes? Thank you for your kind feedback! Let’s talk about what to serve with Instant Pot shoyu pork? Thank you for your kind feedback. Thank you once again! I got my first pressure cooker was a hand me down from my grandmother when I was in college. Pour additional sauce over the meat and serve immediately. Peel the ginger and slice it thinly. Use your instant pot to make this melt-in-your-mouth Pressure Cooker Pork Belly (Kakuni)! Thank you for trying this recipe! Hi Nikolai! Hi Amy! Followed the recipe exactly and next time I will take down the sugar to 3 Tbsp. Step 3, Boil water and salt, add pork and simmer 30 minutes. Hi Jade! Yes, I’m planning to share more recipes using this device in the future. It’s yummy and hubby approves. Which store do you recommend in SF? Hi Neelie! The meat was tough and fibrous. I wonder why the meat was tough and fibrous…. Welcome to the IP club. Can you recommend another cut of meat to substitute for pork belly b/c pork belly are very fat so I can only cook this dish twice a year. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!! Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok. Thank you for this great recipe!I make it at least 2 times a month and my family loves it! Pork belly block sold at Japanese market is usually already skin off. . Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Leslie! Thank you for responding to Amy! I’m so happy to hear you like this recipe! Yes, I understood. Yam Kau Yuk. Cut the slab of pork belly in half so it will fit in the pot easily. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot to stop cooking. We can still use the sake/mirin effect without alcohol. Without skin. I’m glad to hear you liked the recipe! Made it last night and was a huge hit. I live in the US (San Francisco) so I cook Japanese food with ingredients I can find from a local Japanese grocery store (which we can buy almost everything, but not too many choices to pick from). Hi Evelyn, We usually make Kakuni without skin. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe – I was wondering in addition to adding eggs, could you also add other vegetables like carrots or potatoes into the pressure cooker when cooking the pork belly? Thank you for trying this recipe. Thank you! Hi Sandy! Thanks! Thank you for your kind feedback! My pork belly (from the Korean market) was pre-sliced into ¼ inches. Alcohol is all evaporated from cooking, so there is no alcohol. Even though it is both a slow cooker and pressure cooker, I actually use the pressure cooker function more often than the slow cooker function. I added some carrots and just a few garlic bulbs. Don’t worry about the picture, I’m so glad you had a great meal with your family! Unlock the lid and drain the cooking water and discard the green onion and ginger. Thank you in advance, and have a nice day! Thanks! The meat is just melts in your mouth and only take 1/2 hour to make! I can’t believe how good this is! Shock par-boiled belly pork in ice water to stop cooking process, then place in colander and drain all water thoroughly (about 1 hour). Then reduce the heat to low to maintain high pressure for about 30 minutes. I just saw it… I’m sorry! Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese seven spice), Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese スパゲッティーボロネーゼ (圧力鍋), Roger Dahl's Comic Japan Worldwide Giveaway (Closed), Kurobe Gorge - Japan's Nature Wonder 黒部渓谷,,, You should get tender meat, not tough or fibrous. I used the 1/4 inch pork belly slices and put them in my InstantPot as instructed for 35 minutes, which in my experience with the InstantPot is a pretty long time for most meats. Clean pork belly and par boil the pork for about 10 minutes. Hi Amy! If you have time (this is optional), press the “Sauté” button and simmer on low heat until the liquid in the cooker has reduced by half. I made it tonight and It is the best pork belly I’ve ever had by far. Set the vent so it’s not venting. One in Sunnyvale, Hankook Supermarket. I’m waiting for my kitchen remodel is finished and I can start cooking again. It is traditionally served along-side wonderful soft steamed sweet buns. Hi Naoko-san! Nami, you may want to revise this as alcohol does not evaporate in the IP. YUMMERS. I meant I keep my InstaPot under the floor in my kitchen that is haha. Your pork wasn’t cold uncooked meat (skipped previous step), right? I can imagine this machine is gigantic. Make sure the steam release handle points at “sealing” and not “venting”. Thanks so much for your very kind feedback! I see you’ve updated the recipe! Boil a pot of water (enough to submerge pork belly). This special dish that you used to prepare once in a while will soon become a weeknight repertoire. You can, but for the meat to soak up the flavor, I recommend to boil a big block first and cut into smaller pieces before adding seasoning. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot to stop cooking. We hope this helps! I love to cook Japanese dishes – always referring to your blog. Bring it to simmer to let the alcohol evaporate (no more than a minute). Japanese grocery stores sell pork belly without rind). My mom has this stove top pressure cooker that makes everyone nervous when it makes a hissing, whistling, and rattling sound. I would really appreciate if you could help to check the name of pork belly in the Korean supermarket when you happen to go there I bought the Japanese sliced pork belly few days ago to make Yakisoba and I think the cut is too thin for making Kakuni. . Place both pieces in a pot and cover with water. Place both pieces in a pot and cover with water. This sliced pork belly cut is from Korean, so they are thick cut, compared to Japanese pork belly slices. The only this is I don’t have any scallions. I’m so happy to hear you two enjoyed this recipe. Raise your hands if you love HOOTERS Chicken Wings!!! Cut the green parts in half. Your recipe worked so well! I finally made this dish. Arigato!! It’s not the green onion and garlic that we don’t need.