The Easiest Chashu Recipe Ever

Chashu pork is one of the best things about ramen. Round, melt in your mouth, umami medallions. This recipe comes by way of P. Treadway and was used at a restaurant he used to work at. I’ve seen a million recipes that haver some person using expensive equipment like $200 pots, blowtorches, andf tons of ingredients. This one’s super easy and here’s a list ogf things you’ll need…

  • Pork belly
  • Butcher’s Twiner
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Something to grease a pan with

Pretty short list, eh? Well, watch the video and see how we do it. The results are really quite nice! By theway – watch the whole thing and at the end is my two short videos on how to make perfect fried eggs and eggs for ramen – also extremely easy!

The Easiest Chashu Recipe Ever

  1. Get 5 pounds or so of skin off pork belly. Cut it in half. Roll it up and use butcher’s twine/baking twine to tie it like a log.
  2. Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup salt in a ziploc bag. Put your log of pork in the bag and shake it up.
  3. Put into a glass baking dish that has been greased (we used Crico). Bake at 450 degrees for 1 hr, rotating after 30 minutes and at the hour mark. Bake an additional hour, again rotating midway through.
  4. Let rest for 30 minutes then refrigerate overnight – this makes slicing a breeze.
  5. Slice it up and enjoy with ramen or as a diabolically tasty snack!

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