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15 Insanely Delicious Asian Pork Shoulder Recipes

These 15 tasty Asian pork shoulder recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more!

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an experienced chef, these recipes are easy to follow and packed full of flavor.

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

From sweet and savory BBQ dishes to tangy stir-fries and classic Ramen noodle dishes, there’s something in this collection for everyone.

So grab your ingredients and get ready for an amazing Asian-inspired feast!

1. Chinese Braised Pork Shoulder

Chinese Braised Pork Shoulder is a delicious and comforting dish that is sure to become a staple in your household.

With chunks of pork shoulder simmered in a combination of aromatics, soy, and Shaoxing wine, this dish offers an array of flavors and textures.

The pork is tender and succulent, while the star anise, cassia bark, and cinnamon stick add a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor.

Pro Tip: When braising pork shoulder, be sure to use a combination of light and dark soy sauce.

This will give the pork a rich, mahogany color and a deep, savory flavor.

Additionally, adding a few tablespoons of Shaoxing wine will add extra richness and depth to the sauce.

2. Vietnamese Caramel Pork

I know it may be weird to cook pork in coconut water, but this combination of savory and sweet flavors creates an intense and deliciously unique flavor.

The pork shoulder is cooked until it is tender and the glaze is sticky and caramelized.

The chili and shallots add a nice hint of spice while the garlic and white pepper bring out all of the flavors.

Pro Tip: For the best texture and flavor, make sure to cook the pork until it is just tender and the glaze is sticky and caramelized.

This will give you the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

3. Asian Caramel Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

If you’re lucky enough to have a slow cooker, this Asian caramel pulled pork is an absolute must-try.

The flavor is an amazing combination of savory, sweet, and spicy, and the pork is cooked to perfection – so tender it literally melts in your mouth.

The sauce is packed with some of the most popular Asian flavors, like sesame oil, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, and ginger and garlic.

This pork is great served with rice and vegetables, or in wraps, salads, and tacos.

Pro Tip: Make sure to trim the pork shoulder/pork butt of excess fat before adding the wet rub.

This helps ensure that your pork stays nice and tender.

4. Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork

Anything Korean-style is always a hit, and this slow-roasted pork shoulder is no different.

The combination of the savory, salty, and spicy flavors creates the perfect balance, while the tender and juicy pork melt in your mouth.

With the crunch from the cucumber, spring onions, and mooli, and the sweetness from the sugar and rice wine vinegar, this dish is guaranteed to have everyone coming back for more.

Pro Tip: Make sure you cook the pork shoulder on low heat for several hours to ensure that it’s perfectly tender and juicy.

And for an extra kick of flavor, glaze the pork in a mixture of chili sauce, soy sauce, and sugar, before serving.

5. Easy Pork Ramen Recipe (Slow Cooker)

This recipe will require a bit more work (and ingredients) than your typical ramen, but it is well worth it.

This slow-cooked pork ramen has a deep, flavorful broth and delicious al dente ramen noodles.

The pork shoulder is tender and crispy, and the vegetables add a great crunch.

You can customize the toppings to make them your own, from leek to corn to jalapeno and more.

Pro Tip: To make the best pork shoulder for this recipe, marinate the pork for up to two hours ahead of time in a mixture of fish sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, and salt.

This will tenderize and add flavor to the pork, taking your ramen to the next level.

6. Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger Recipe

This honey-soy braised pork with lime and ginger recipe is a delicious comfort food dish that combines sweet and savory flavors.

Pro Tip: Try adding a few slices of fresh pineapple to the braising liquid for a fun variation!

The sweetness of the pineapple pairs perfectly with the pork, and the acidic notes of the lime for a truly unique flavor combination.

7. Oven Baked Char Siu Recipe (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Don’t knock it till you try it!

This oven-baked char siu recipe (Chinese bbq pork) will blow your taste buds away with its sweet and savory flavor.

The pork is marinated in a blend of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, and oyster sauce, and is slowly cooked in the oven to perfection.

The combination of garlic, Chinese five spice and red food coloring gives the pork a delicious charred finish.

The pork is tender, and juicy and will have everyone coming back for more.

Pro Tip: For the best results, let your pork marinate overnight and for up to 48 hours depending on how much time you have.

The longer it marinates, the more flavorful it will be.

8. Korean BBQ Pork

Who doesn’t like the savory, yet slightly sweet flavor of Korean BBQ pork? With this recipe, you’ll get all that and more.

The pork shoulder is marinated in gochujang, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar for a flavorful and juicy main dish.

Pan-fried until golden, and topped with sesame seeds, green onion, and red chili flakes for a bit of crunch, this is sure to be a favorite.

Pro Tip: For an even tastier meal, try brushing a bit of sesame oil onto the pork just before serving.

This will add an extra layer of flavor and an irresistible aroma.

9. Easy Grilled Pork Shoulder Skewers – Penang Pork Satay

If you don’t mind a little heat, these easy grilled pork shoulder skewers will be a hit for your next BBQ!

The pork shoulder is marinated overnight in a flavorful blend of chipotle chili powder, cilantro, coriander, garlic, ginger, shallot, spring onions, coconut milk, fish sauce, and satay sauce, then threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection over hot coals.

The combination of sweet, salty, and spicy in this marinade creates an explosion of flavor that is sure to please any crowd.

The pork is juicy, tender, and perfectly charred – and the turmeric and cumin give it a wonderful complexity.

Pro Tip: Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.

This will also help keep your pork from sticking to the grill.

10. Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork

Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork

Your family won’t believe how tender and flavorful this Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork turns out.

The sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and savory and the pork itself is juicy and succulent.

To top it off, the zesty lime zest and fresh herbs give it a bright, fresh contrast.

Pro Tip: To make the most of your Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork, make sure to let it rest after cooking.

This gives the flavors time to develop and the pork a chance to absorb the delicious sauce.

Serve with lime wedges and sesame seeds for the perfect finishing touch.

11. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With 5-Spice

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With 5-Spice

Fire up your slow cooker and make this flavorful pulled pork!

This recipe is infused with the flavors of Chinese five-spice, honey, ginger, and soy sauce for a delicious dinner that your family will love.

The pork shoulder is cooked in the slow cooker until it’s tender and succulent, then served on dinner rolls with a garnish of sliced scallion.

This is a dish that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

Pro Tip: For an even more intense flavor, marinate the pork overnight in the soy sauce, honey, sherry, and spices before you begin cooking.

12. Spicy, Sweet & Savory Asian Pulled Pork

Spicy, Sweet & Savory Asian Pulled Pork

This Asian-style pulled pork is a truly special dish with layers of flavor and a hint of spice.

The sweet honey and orange juice give it a hint of sweetness, while the gochuchang adds a mild heat.

The Chinese five-spice and white pepper give it a savory, smoky flavor, and the ginger and garlic add a fresh, aromatic note.

The pork shoulder is slow-roasted until it is succulent and tender, with a delicious flavor that is sure to wow your guests.

Pro Tip: For the best flavor, make sure to marinate the pork overnight in the Asian marinade.

This will help to lock in all the delicious flavors and make sure the pork is as tender and juicy as possible.

13. Oven Roasted Korean Gochujang Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe

Oven Roasted Korean Gochujang Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe

Once you get the pork shoulder marinated in the gochujang and hoisin sauce, you’ll be in for a treat of sweet and savory flavors, combined with the rich and earthy notes of the miso.

The onions will lend a bit of sweetness and the sesame seeds bring the perfect amount of crunch.

All these flavors and textures combine to create a truly mouthwatering dish.

Pro Tip: For a really juicy and flavorful pork shoulder, cook it in a dutch oven.

This will help trap in all the goodness and allow the pork to slowly cook in the delicious marinade.

14. Asian Pork Pot Roast

Asian Pork Pot Roast

I can already taste the delicious Asian flavors of this pork pot roast!

Soy sauce, mirin, Szechuan peppercorns, star anise, ginger, garlic, and stock all combine to give this dish a unique and complex flavor.

The pork is slowly braised so it becomes ultra-tender, and the shallots and star anise give the dish a nice texture.

Pro Tip: To ensure the pork is ultra tender, I recommend cooking the roast for two hours or more.

This will give it enough time to become fork-tender and melt in your mouth.

15. Korean Pork and Red Pepper Stew

Korean Pork and Red Pepper Stew

A lovely stew is always welcome on my dinner table.

This Korean red pepper and pork stew pack a flavorful punch, with sweet and savory elements coming together in a rich and comforting dish.

The pork is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and the red peppers add mild heat and a slight crunch.

It’s the perfect meal for a chilly night.

Pro Tip: To give the stew even more flavor, add a handful of roughly chopped shiitake mushrooms to the mix.

The earthy umami taste of the mushrooms will take the stew to the next level.


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15 Easy Asian Pork Shoulder Recipe Collection

I LOVE cooking with pork shoulder, so I'm really excited to share this collection of 15 delicious Asian-inspired pork shoulder recipes! From stir-fries to roasted dishes and slow-cooked meals, each one is packed with flavor, easy to make, and will be a hit with the whole family.
You'll find everything from classic Chinese and Japanese dishes to Korean, Thai, and Malaysian favorites. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, these recipes will help bring an authentic Asian flavor to your dinner table.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 567 kcal


  • Chinese Braised Pork Shoulder
  • Vietnamese Caramel Pork
  • Asian Caramel Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
  • Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork
  • Easy Pork Ramen Recipe (Slow Cooker)
  • Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger
  • Oven Baked Char Siu Recipe (Chinese BBQ Pork)
  • Korean BBQ Pork
  • Easy Grilled Pork Shoulder Skewers – Penang Pork Satay
  • Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork
  • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With 5-Spice
  • Spicy, Sweet & Savory Asian Pulled Pork
  • Oven Roasted Korean Gochujang Pulled Pork Shoulder
  • Asian Pork Pot Roast
  • Korean pork and red pepper stew


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.