You know the melt-in-your-mouth meat that tops your bowl of noodles at a ramen bar? That's chashu pork, or braised pork belly.
Normally, chashu pork is slow cooked for hours to get it nice and tender. In this recipe, we're taking a shortcut and cutting down on this cooking time from hours to less than 15 minutes.
Let's get into the nitty gritty of how to make easy chashu pork with this 15-minute hack. Heat up a pot on medium and sear all sides of a thick cut pork belly. Add water, soy sauce, ginger, green onions, and mirin to the pot, lowering the heat to a simmer.
Cook for about 13 minutes or until fully cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature), making sure to rotate and flip the pork belly occasionally to cook it evenly.
Slice your chashu pork and serve atop a bowl of ramen with your other favorite toppings. We recommend using a pack of spicy Pork Tonkotsu ramen to really hit the pork flavor home.
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