BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒

Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒

Easy step by step video to show you how to make Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒 in your Instant Pot

Always mouth watering, juicy sweet and savoury Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒 . Making BbQ Pork in the Instant Pot guarantees absolutely tender meat that goes well eith rice, moodles or on it’s own I like making extra char siu because I can use leftovers for fried rice or steamed bbq pork buns!


Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒

Chinese BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒

Make this sweet savoury meat BBQ Pork Char Siu 叉燒 is absolutely moist and tender using your Instant Pot.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Time to Pressurize 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8


  • 3 lbs pork shoulder or pork butt well marbled, boneless
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon five spice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine optional

Ingredients for basting:

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Cut pork into 2” thick strips. About 3-4 pieces.
  • Marinate pork with all ingredients for a few hours or overnight.
  • Open Instant Pot, place trivet, 1/2 cup water and marinated pork on top.
  • Close Instant Pot and Pressure Cook for 40 mins.
  • When done, Baste pork with honey. Then Broil in oven or using Instant Pot Air fryer at 400F for about 5-10 minutes. Baste with honey again, slice and serve.



  1. I don’t see that you added water to the pot to create the pressure. Is this an over sight or do you just not add water.

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