Please read Step 6: Bring it to simmer to let the alcohol evaporate (no more than a minute). I made this with no variations to the recipe. Hi Ben! This electric cooker has both a pressure cooker and s slow cooker function. So what you’re saying is that you will boil the water first, add in the pork to blanch (which means just short cooking), and then wash. Well, it comes down to preference, but it doesn’t render fat enough in such a short cooking time and then later you will be cooking in a fatty sauce. 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. Do you know if I need to adjust the cooking times due to the difference in volume from the 6qt IP you used? It’s my favorite Japanese pork dish. The broth is amazing. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Can I put all the seasoning and water into the half cooked and washed pork? The name is 豚バラブロック, is it correct? Followed the recipe exactly and next time I will take down the sugar to 3 Tbsp. Hi Jonathan! xo. Be very careful as the dish is hot! In Japanese cooking, we prefer more “clean” taste and this pre-cooking time is actually important before seasoning. , There are other variants of Gau recipe using coconut milk to replace some of the water. It was delicious, nonetheless. Thank you so much for trying this recipe! Hi Eric! Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. I’ve followed your recipes for several dishes now, and they have all turned out delicious. Hi Amy! There is one in Daly City too. Love Japanese food! Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Leslie! Yes, Japanese pork belly slices are like bacon, very thin. Oh, my mouth is watering just looking at the photos! As I got older, the dish was still a part of the menu, but I now realized that it was made with pork belly. When it is finished cooking, the Instant Pot will switch automatically to a “Keep Warm” mode. So I can go to supermarket and find the pork belly for kakuni block. Thank you for your kind words! And stay in touch on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram for all the latest updates. 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. Pour water just to cover the meat, then add the green onions and sliced ginger. Hi Naoko-san! I hope you find some recipes that you enjoyed while you lived in Okinawa. Jun 10, 2014 - Kau Yuk - Cantonese Pot Roast Pork Belly a Hawaiian favorite. Hi Monette! The meat was tough and fibrous. I need to try tasting this mochi first! Then, deep fry pork belly (skin side down) for about 7-8 minutes. Hi Fen! Oh! Hi Neelie, the pleasure was all mine. In most of the recipes, cooking time doesn’t need to be changed for 8qt Instant Pot. I will try those stores next time I make kakuni! Whether you’re already familiar with how to make Kakuni on the stove top or had never made it before, I highly recommend making Kakuni with a pressure cooker. However, Okinawan Rafute, which very similar to Kakuni, is cooked with skin-on. xD, I’d say up to 3-4 days? Hi Wendy! I have just bought a instant pot and I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow. I’m so glad to hear that. Or freeze it if you want to keep longer. I am not sure what is wrong in the situation… It’s not much liquid, so liquid + meat in the pot should’t require over 30 mins to start boiling…. Pressure Cooker Recipes; Backpacking meals; About Us; Kayaking The Suwannee River. Hi Alice! Fibrous or tough meat happens to the different cut of meat like tenderloin and loin… I’m really not sure why pork belly gets dry. Don’t worry about the picture, I’m so glad you had a great meal with your family! 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. Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! I’ve made this before, and it’s fabulous! However, it’s best to use your own judgment for your children and do what’s best for them. Use your instant pot to make this melt-in-your-mouth Pressure Cooker Pork Belly (Kakuni)! Hope that helps! Here is the recipe link for Rafute. Isn’t this machine awesome?!?! On the YouTube video you press “Meat/Stew” but in the instructions you put “Manual.” Which one should it be or does it even make a difference? Hi Sarah! Buta Bara 豚バラ肉 is the sliced pork belly BUT Japanese sliced pork belly are thinner cut than the one I used here as I got these from Korean supermarket. We like it best at Golden Wok (their version has kau yuk and mui choy over a bed of pea sprouts) and at Pan Tao. Can’t wait to try it. Clean pork belly and par boil the pork for about 10 minutes. Seriously. ©2020 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. , This is definitely better with the dashi instead of plain water! , I’ve enjoyed cooking your other recipes and this one looks delicious, too. Slide the steam release handle to the "Venting" position to let out steam until the float valve drops down and unlock the lid. 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. Heat wok with 1 Tbsp of oil. I’m glad this recipe worked out for you! Gochisou sama deshita. Thank you so much for trying this recipe! The only thing i regret is not taking your advice, Nami, to use slab pork belly (rather than pre-cut). I’d increase the sauce as well (same portion) so that it has enough sauce when you serve. Thank you so much! 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. . There is about 5 minutes of prep time. Hi Sylvia! It’s yummy and hubby approves. Have fun exploring the 700+ classic & modern Japanese recipes I share with step-by-step photos and How-To YouTube videos. Or can I leave it out without losing flavor? We hope this is helpful, and you enjoy this delicious Kakuni!. Do you think it would work if I used pork tenderloins? I like making this when I don’t have much time. I don’t always make the same dish and always find a way to arrange a dish. Thank you!! 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!) Hi Trudy! ), would you recommend using the koichuchi shoyu for this recipe? Sorry I haven’t edited yet so I’ll probably need some time before sharing… . It’s tender, but not broken into pieces… If you think 35 minutes is too long, you can definitely cut down to adjust and I hope that will help. xoxo. Thank you once again! . The pork belly is 1 x 2 inch… that’s good! Step 4, Puncture pork with a fork to remove excess fat and rinse under cold running water for 5 minutes. If you prefer cooking this Kakuni with skin, we recommend pre-boil the meat to reduce the fat and unwanted smell first as we do in the Rafute recipe. Your pork wasn’t cold uncooked meat (skipped previous step), right? However, if you only need to reheat just one piece of Kakuni, microwaving is easier. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. ( Australian pork has a game smell and I usually blanch it with boiling water and ginger,n wash it before stewing. Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Do you use skin off or skin on pork belly for this recipe? Thank you for trying this recipe! I love your miso soup and pressure cooker kakuni recipes. I cook Japanese curry a lot, but I look forward to trying it out in the Instant Pot in a few days. So happy to hear your feedback and thanks for writing! Yes, I understood. Just made this!! Thank you so much for your feedback, and I’m happy you got to enjoy this at your home during this pandemic. Hi Mel! My family loved it. Remove and soak pork belly for about 15 minutes in cold water to wash oil oil and regain moisture lost in deep frying. This pork belly dish looks tasty, though I don’t have pork belly right now. I’m hoping to post more Instant Pot recipes this winter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. It’s hard to beat the pork belly texture (and fat content is very different…). The only this is I don’t have any scallions. Serve immediately with some warm rice. Step 2, Cut belly pork into 2 inch strips. Design by, neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc), (907 g; you can increase the meat up to 4 lb/2kg. I actually cook this recipe often, and I do not have the issue you had. Either way, we thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and we both voted it to be a keeper in our household! And thanks for writing your feedback here. Hi Justine! xo. Thank you! Enjoy! Stir to combine and close the Instant Pot. I’ve had to modify so much of my cooking to try to accommodate the kiddos. Hi Nani, I love all your recipes and a big hello from Australia. Your recipe is super easy to follow and it’s really delicious. Hi Soleilnyc! If you buy a block you can freeze the meat for 30-60 minutes and slice with a sharp knife (See this post) or cut into 2" x 2" or 5 cm x 5 cm cubes, which are typical Japanese pork belly (Kakuni) shapes. 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 edit instructions by improving my sentences to make it clear (especially if someone has trouble understanding my English). But definitely a fabulous version of a Japanese classic. Thanks in advance. Required fields are marked *. I’m afraid that the meat and the fat may fall off after being braised. Hi Sasha! Thank you in advance, and have a nice day! So feel free to adjust, but keep the liquid amount same. Hope this helps! Cut the green parts in half. Hi Sandy! Would you increase in both the first part boiling the pork in water and the 2nd part boiling with all the seasoning? Bring the water to a boil. I think I could’ve skipped the garlic but the carrots were soft and delicious! You can replace ½ cup water with ½ cup dashi for more flavor. They sell 豚バラ in a block too… I forget how it was written. Are you planning to post any more recipes that use the Instant Pot? Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot to stop cooking. Hope to see you. You can use pork shoulder (this is my next choice) or loin (but it won’t be as ‘melting’ and the meat is not as tender). Place both pieces in a pot and cover with water. Update 6/4/2019: Instant Pot/electric pressure cooker is a popular tool now. Please do not use my images without my permission. Hi thischris! . I don’t have an instapot, but I have a Ninja Foodi and your directions worked great for it as well! Thank you! After being stationed in Okinawa, I’m always on the hunt to replicate the most amazing food I’ve had in my life! . I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Oh I see! Hi Justine! Make delicious melt-in-your-mouth pressure cooker pork belly. Poultry. Boil a pot of water (enough to submerge pork belly). Puncture skin with a sharp knife. Hi Jen! I have onions and Korean chives. I just bought a pack of belly from Costco , Hi Karen! I was comparing your Kakuni traditional recipe vs instant pot version and I have a question about the size of the pork belly. Updated December 14, 2013 Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the best Malaysian comfort food, and most ingredients are easily obtainable... One of my favorite Japanese desserts/cake is Dorayaki . Made it last night and was a huge hit. Thanks so much again for a wonderful recipe! Hi Bonster! This is from Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory in Honolulu, HI I have a question about this pork dish. . Thanks so much for trying this recipe! Otherwise, the moisture will come out while you’re searing and you probably have a hard time searing it correctly. Our furry companion we adopted from the animal shelter back in March 2009. Yes, please remove the skin/rind. This tasted just like the Kakuni I had in Japan! My. I’m glad you enjoyed it! But finally, I could find your website, that is ,saving my cooking life everyday! This was so good ! The pressure cooker which I had been using since we got married had broken several month ago, then my husband bought Instant Pot by Amazon suddenly. Ah thanks for bringing to my attention. CiCi Li - Asian Home Cooking 3,276 views Hubby got one for me 2 weeks ago as his anniversary gift to me! 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. Thanks! Especially because I have my PhD exams in two months, eating well and cooking quickly is super important for me! even being on for 30mins. Hi Ilonka! using manual… so it’s up to you how you want to use it. But I learned that Okinawan cuisine (similar to Chinese cooking), they keep the first boiling water and make soup stock for Okinawa Soba! The Hakka people have several pork dishes that are absolutely delicious and this Hakka Kau Yoke (Steamed Pork with Taro) is one of them. There’s no grease splatter or the risk of burnt food since the machine switches to warm after the set time. This looks so good! Pork belly has good amount fat, which is great for braising. Why? Brown sugar can be used to replace the wong tong (Chinese slab sugar, labeled brown sugar candy). Thank you! Place the pork belly and egg (add blanched green vegetable if you have any). Change the cooking time to 35 minutes. And thanks for the confirmation , By the way, I saw your photos updated on your Facebook. Sign up for the FREE Just One Cookbook newsletter delivered to your inbox! If you look at this video recipe, you see how mine looks. It was hard to throw away the first cooking liquids and onions and ginger but I’m glad I did. xo. You can use onion, leeks, shallot, as a substitute. Hi Monette! And happy cooking with your new IP! Hi Yi-Nan! Loved it! If you can’t take it due to religious reason, then need the same amount of water. I love to cook Japanese dishes – always referring to your blog. Actually this is pre-cut recipe. Coat the pork in the mixture and set aside. Isn’t it great? Hi Nami, the pork belly block I purchased at the Chinese market has skin on top. If you have a lot of Kakuni left in the pot, it’s easier to reheat in the pot so that it’s reheated through. . And it did not disappoint.The only thing I did differently was add in the greens at the very end. Is Sake & Mirin suitable for 15month old? We can still use the sake/mirin effect without alcohol. Yes, you can use less sugar if you like. I would use it for this Okinawa Soba recipe. Cooking/Sauteeing meat and vegetables before actual pressure cooking only adds more flavors and complexity from browning the ingredients. Recipe looks great! In any case, I love your recipes. Thank you for your kind words. Make sure the steam release handle points at “sealing”. This year (2016) marks the 20th year that I’ve been comfortably and safely … Thanks so much! If you still need my help, could you email or respond to this comment so I get a reminder? The Japanese name for this dish is Kakuni (角煮) and it simply tastes amazing with rice. Sorry for the misunderstanding. 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,,, Add shallots, garlic and sauté until they are slightly brown. So glad to hear you liked it! Easy to make with few pantry ingredients. One question: do you peel your eggs before putting them in the instant pot or do they go in with their shells on? The meat was about one inch by two inches thick. Hi Nami! Have you ever doubled the recipe and, if so, did you double the sauce mix or change the cooking time? Hi Dora! Seeing my ingredients picture at Step 1, do you think your pork belly has a lot more fat than mine? Hi Nikolai! I had never used other types/brands of pressure cooker so for instructions on how to use your device, please refer to the manual. WOO TAU KAU YOKE (STEAMED PORK BELLY & TARO) RECIPE *Serves 2-3 Ingredients (A) 1/2 lb Pork Belly ; 1/2 lb Taro (Cut to the size of the pork belly slab, and cut 7-8 slices) 1 Tsp Dark Soy Sauce; 1/4 Tsp 5 Spice Powder; 2 Tbsp Corn Flour; Oil for deep frying yoi ichinichio I asked my good friend Minori how to say this, lol I hope I said the right thing. . I have a question, but how thinly do you cut the pork belly block? So happy to hear you tried this recipe and enjoyed it (and are making it again!). It’s great that you could find pork belly blocks – I know that some readers said it is hard to find pork belly, except for bacon… You can freeze for a few hours and then slice too. Thanks so much for your very kind feedback! . The microwave sometimes has hot spots and is not thoroughly reheated. Step 5, Drain and dry, then rub pork with the thick soy sauce-water mixture. whole cuts of belly pork and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Hi Alan! Any adjustments to the amount of seasoning? We will only use the green parts of the green onions (use the white parts in miso soup to go with this dish). . Please advise. Even better than I anticipated. Slide the steam release handle to the "Venting" position to let out steam until the float valve drops down, OR let the pressure release naturally (takes about 15 mins). . You can make a rice bowl, tacos, sandwich… great way to freeze and pop into the oven to reheat to enjoy. 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. Thanks so much for introducing me to the recipe and the device. What about the time in pressure cooker? I just wanted to say thank you!! Yam Kau Yuk. In Japan (or Japanese markets here), pork belly is sold skin-less. Add the greens and give it a stir with sugar and soy sauce. Sorry I just read this comment. , Thank you so much for the quick reply! Do I slice the pork belly before cooking? Hi Julia! Your email address will not be published. The pork belly for the instant pot recipe was from a Korean market which was pre-sliced. I definitely was. Please read my disclosure policy for details. Everyone really enjoyed the melt in your mouth pork fat. And I want to reply, of course, only to bring awareness to this issue as this is something I’ve had to research myself, having two young kids to cook for. It’s really up to one’s preference and there is no specific type that is required for Kakuni. I love pulled pork recipe that I recently posted. I apologize for my late response. Thank you for your kind feedback! It will be easier to slice that way. 3 years later…I got my instant pot and after mulling about it I finally tried this recipe. The meat should be soft and tender, whereas, the yam must remain in pieces! Loved it! Hi Selina! If you’re talking about pickled one… you don’t need to cook it. Hi Amy! Hi Nami-san, I made kakuni with instant pot for the first time tonight. Thank you! . Step 1, (For a sweeter sauce, add 1 package of Noh's Char Siu Sauce mixture to the sauce ingredients above. You gotta make this Ultra-Crispy Instant Pot Pork Belly (Roasted Pork Belly) aka Siu Yuk (Chinese: 燒肉). I’m making this for a large crowd. It was a tad too sweet for me with 1/4 cup. Pork Belly with Taro, Happy Chinese New Year! Typically we do not use the first boiling liquid in Japanese cooking. Nami, thanks so much for sharing that! Yes, I’m planning to share more recipes using this device in the future. How and when can I add pickled mustard greens? Would love to see more pressure cooker recipes if you have any! So that’s another option. 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. Thanks Nami! I’ll mention in the recipe. Sorry I’m quite new to Japan, so I’m not used to the Japanese supermarket yet. I hope you enjoy this recipe! I have to admit that I’ve never been on a kayaking trip for that long before. Oh. Thank you. I’ve been wondering what the standard practice is in other countries, and whether the recommendation in the States to leave out alcohol might not be universal. Thanks so much. Love your recipes. How much time would you add to the instant pot method if using the 2”x2” cube size? So happy to hear that! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Maybe some condiments were very cold? Hi Sallye! We don’t want that unwanted flavor and fat from the pork… Hope this makes sense. Which store do you recommend in SF? Personally, I might try it again with a little less sugar. This electric pressure cooker is very easy and user-friendly. This post may contain affiliate links. It’s not the green onion and garlic that we don’t need. Hi Fumiko-san! Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. I can’t seem to find pork with enough fat to make this dish All look pretty lean to me…, Hi Selina! Did you work on a bigger batch? Like a ramen broth perhaps or some other stew…I’d love to hear your thoughts, thank you! No worries! Anyway, thank you also for the discussion . Thank you for this great recipe!I make it at least 2 times a month and my family loves it! What’s the best way to reheat the pork belly the next day? Should I remove the skin for this recipe? I’m so glad you and your husband enjoy this dish! I’m so happy to hear you like this recipe! I finally made this dish. If you can take alcohol, best substitute is Chinese rice wine or dry sherry. Press the “Manual” button to switch to the pressure cooking mode. I have never shopped at Korean grocery store. Remove and place on paper towel to drain access oil. I’ll be adding more Japanese IP recipes to the site this fall/winter! Remove the boiled pork belly and place in the soy sauce mixture. I’m glad you figured out your level of sweetness. Press the “Manual” button to switch to the pressure cooking mode. Hi Nikolai! Lau Yee Chai’s Kau-Yuk (Chinese Pot Roast Pork) Boil a large pot of water. Enjoy the dish with steaming bowl of rice, and it could well be your family's favorite recipe. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot to stop cooking. If the recipe calls for sake/mirin and no need to cook, don’t use it. Yeah I guess you have no choice. Thank you so much for trying this recipe! Thank you for the feedback! I don’t have any sake. Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot and press “Adjust” once to increase the heat. Pin. 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). I’d go with the same thickness so you can follow the exact recipe. Did you use instant pot to make those eggs and at which setting? The combination of tender pork, fluffy taro (a.k.a. Thank you for your kind feedback! Hi V! Good luck with your exam! Is there a substitute for the pork belly (can’t find it locally) or does that defeat the recipe? Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select. "Kau Yuk is a favorite of my wife s. Have had it at Le Hou, Jumbo, Dragon City, Superior, Best Panda, Fountain Court, and Eight Immortals in S. F. and Golden Wok and Silver House in San Mateo, and Silver Lake and Pan Tao in Cupertino. Thank you!! Hi Amanda! I’ve tried all of your pressure cooker recipes, they all turned out so well. Add ½ cup Shaoxing wine, ¼ cup light soy sauce, 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce, and 1 cup of water. When you were out, was the meat in the sauce or exposed? Step 3, Boil water and salt, add pork and simmer 30 minutes. Hope you enjoy making delicious recipes using IP! Heat oil over medium heat and brown pork until skin is very crisp. May I know how the pork used for Kakuni called/labelled in Japan (supermarket)? Pork belly block sold at Japanese market is usually already skin off. If it wasn’t because of my baby brot... ALL COPYRIGHTS RESERVED © *SIMPLY-JUNE* 2008-2013. Would either of those work as a substitute? Welcome to the IP club. I also should mention that we pre-make alcohol-evaporated sake or mirin and use it for recipes (without worrying about evaporating). Yes, IP is such a great time saver and I love it too! Hi Bkhuna! … After an hour of cooking, 25 percent of the alcohol remains, and even after two and a half hours there’s still 5 percent of it.”. Just made this tonight and it was awesome! Your email address will not be published. Then remove the pork, pat dry and slice pork into 1/2 inch pieces. It was wonderful. 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. It was so easy and the pork was soft and delish as promised. Hope that helps! It’s more work, but it’s so delish and … Set aside. Please post more recipes using the Instant Pot! Bring it to simmer to let the alcohol evaporate (no more than a minute). Thanks for trying this recipe and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I ended up making it with both pork tenderloin and a little bit of pork belly I had left and it was still pretty good. You can skip this part to cut down the cooking time, but it will render more fat and make the dish tastier.
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