Chashu pork is one of the most popular toppings for ramen in Japan.
Juicy and well seasoned (sweet-salty taste) pork is absolutely crucial for the authentic ramen recipe.
Also, chashu is very popular finger food, appetizers when you drink. I love to have them with beer!
I would like to introduce the easiest recipe for the best chashu pork today. You don’t have to check the pork in front of the pot all the time, and won’t make you tired.
You can just prepare the sauce and pork which takes you only few minutes, then all you need is to wait for the rice cooker.
Please check it out!
【Recipe for Chashu】
Ingredients (2-3 servings)
11 oz (320g) pork belly
0.25 cup (60ml) of sake
0.25 cup (60ml) of soy sauce
0.25 cup (60ml) of mirin
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of honey
2 teaspoons of grated ginger
1-2 cloves of garlic
2 oz (60g) green onion*
0.8 cup (200ml) of water
*Please use only use green part
1. Mix up all of those seasonings including ginger and garlic. (You can do it in the rice cooker.)
2. Grill the pork belly in a pot or frying pan. Brown the surface of pork.
3. Put grilled pork in the rice cooker.
4. Put green onion. (Wash the green onion very well, and cut them matching the rice cooker size in advance.)
5. Start cooking using rice cooker. You can cook it just the same amount of time as white rice. (I do it with quick cooking mode which takes only 21 min.)
6. After it’s done with cooking, open it.
If you have boiled eggs, please put them in it. Turn over the pork here, so the other side of pork can absorb the sauce well.
After putting eggs, don’t forget to turn on the “keep warm” button.
Leave it for 2 hours in “keep warm” whether you put eggs or not. (Turn over the eggs in the middle.)
7. After 2 hours in “keep warm”, it’s finally done.
Slice the pork, and pour a little bit of remaining sauce on the sliced chashu before eating.
8. Ready to eat!