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30 Easy Asian Pork Recipes

You can give your Chinese takeout the night off With these Asian pork recipes!

Pork is an essential cooking ingredient across Asia, from Japanese ramen to Indian curry. 

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These recipes incorporate all cuts of pork, from pork chops to tenderloin and indulgent pork belly. Each dish is so easy, and few require a special trip to the Asian market.

Try summery Vietnamese bun cha gio and winter classics like Filipino pork and tamarind broth soup. There’s something here for every season. 

So grab your favorite pork cut, and let’s look at some amazing Asian pork recipes!

1. Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork is a recipe that needs no formal introduction. But this is very different from the dish at your local Chinese takeout!

It infuses meaty chunks of fresh pineapple for a punch of sourness against a host of veggies and ultra-crispy pork. 

And no sweet and sour pork is complete without a sticky sauce and fluffy white rice!

2. Miso Chashu Ramen 

Ramen is one of my favorite meals for a cold, dreary day. This miso chashu ramen is so meaty, delicious, and a feast for the eyes and your belly!

It incorporates a decadent pork broth that’s rich, buttery, and comforting. 

It has cuts of pig trotters, ribs, and chicken backs. This is the ultimate ramen broth for tasty additions like mushrooms, eggs, and fresh herbs. 

3. Pork Vindaloo 

In the mood for something a little spicy? Look no further than this spicy pork vindaloo. It pairs super spicy ingredients like green capsicum and chilis in a vinegary curry base that explodes with bright flavors. 

Serve it with a plate of fluffy white rice, and keep a glass of water nearby. You’ll need it. 

4. Filipino Pork Adobo

This Filipino pork adobo is the perfect Asian comfort food

With a simple marinade with soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic, it’s easy to whip this meal together with a few pantry staples. 

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Serve this with white rice or veggies to combat those intensely rich flavors. 

5. Vietnamese Bun Cha Gio

Think of Vietnamese bun cha gio like an Asian power bowl. It’s so bright and colorful. It packs a punch of bright flavors that tastes as good as it looks. 

While the pork chops take center stage in this dish, it delivers a fresh bite from delicate cucumbers, carrots, and noodles. 

What I love most about this summery and savor dish is that it also has sliced spring rolls on top!

6. Korean Pork Belly Wraps (​​Bossam) 

Bosom, or pork belly wraps, are a great meal for your next dinner party. They feature tender, slow-cooked pork belly wrapped in cabbage leaves with various delicious side dishes. 

With sides like kimchi, radish salad, and a delicious garlicky sauce, it’s hard to resist! It’s a fantastic meal to serve to a big group. 

7. Thai Basil Pork Stir-Fry (Pad Kra Pao Pork)

Want a delicious Asian-inspired dinner dish but running short on time? This Thai basil pork stir-fry comes together in just 15 minutes. 

It combines perfectly seasoned minced pork with bright flavor additions like garlic, chilis, green beans, and fresh basil. 

Serve it with white rice, and don’t forget the egg on top!

8. Taiwanese Bao (Gua Bao) 

Bao buns are so hard to resist! The fluffy and delicately sweet buns are the perfect backdrop for savory stuffings like pork, veggies, and fresh herbs. 

Making the bao buns is easier than you think. They earn their fluffy texture after a quick steam. They’re light, savory, and perfect for a warm day.

9. Mongolian Pork

This Mongolian pork recipe is one of my go-to weeknight dinner dishes because it’s filling, delicious, and easy to whip together. 

It has meaty chunks of pork tenderloin in a salty and sweet sauce made from ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar. It’s thick, sticky, and pairs perfectly with a bowl of white rice.

Garnish it with fresh herbs and sesame seeds, and it looks like you spent all day in the kitchen. 

10. Japanese Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu)

Classic Japanese tonkatsu involves breading pork in panko bread crumbs and deep frying. The panko breading is flaky and crunchy, and it goes perfectly with a meaty pork cutlet. 

Serve it with a shredded cabbage salad to keep things light, and remember the sesame dipping sauce. 

11. Air Fryer Pork Belly Sisig

Gather round, air fryer friends! This pork belly sisig recipe is delightfully crispy, crunchy, and jam-packed with flavors. 

The pork belly earns a crispy crust in the air fryer that pairs well with crunchy veggies like fried onions and bell peppers

With a buttery sisig sauce, it’s a dish that you’ll make at least once a week!

12. Vietnamese Pork Mince Rice Rolls (Bánh Cuốn)

You’ve come to the right place if you want a light and delicious summery meal. 

These Vietnamese pork mince rolls are satisfyingly filling yet so light and bright. They’re made with seasoned minced pork and homemade Bánh Cuốn rolls. 

Tracking down Bánh Cuốn flour requires a special trip to the Asian market, but it’s worth the stop! 

13. Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches

The streets of New York have hot dogs, and the streets of Vietnam have the the banh mi sandwich!

They’re traditionally served on a crusty baguette, but I find buns a lot easier when feeding a hungry crowd.

It’s the perfect sandwich that pairs well with a fresh summer salad or roasted veggies. 

14. Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi (Jeyuk Bokkeum) 

This authentic Korean recipe has it all. It’s savory, spicy, sweet, and easy to whip together with a few pantry staples. 

Classic Korean bulgogi infuses thinly sliced, marinated pork you can grill on the BBQ.

The flavors are intense, with a spicy kick from gochujang and bright seasonings like garlic and sesame. 

15. Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

This roasted pork recipe is exceptionally flavorful and easy to whip together in a flash. After roasting it in the oven, it becomes fork-tender. It has crispy edges that caramelize from the brown sugar in the rich sauce. 

You can eat char su alongside a bowl of white rice or veggies or add them to noodle dishes like ramen. 

16. Taiwanese Pork Rice Bowl (Lu Rou Fan)

These Taiwanese pork rice bowls have it all. They’re the perfect comfort food with tender cuts of pork, mushrooms, fried shallots, marinated eggs, and white rice. 

The lightly braised pork is the real star of this show. It infuses a salty braising sauce made from soy sauce and five-spice powder. It takes the flavors over the top. 

17. Pork Donburi (Butadon)

Butadon originated in Hokkaido, and it’s the perfect combo of sweet and savory. Pork donburi incorporates thinly sliced pork cutlets in a simple sauce made from sugar, soy sauce, and sake. 

It’s super simple and comes together quickly.

18. Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce

Chicken satay is all the rage, but this pork satay recipe is even better. It has pieces of pork tenderloin that marinate in a rich ginger and lemon sauce to draw out its natural flavors. 

Serve these pork satays with a hearty peanut dipping sauce, and watch an entire platter disappear!

19. Korean Spicy Pork Ribs (Dwaeji Galbi)

When I say that these Korean spiky pork ribs explode with flavor, I’m not exaggerating. 

This recipe spotlights meaty pork ribs in a deliciously sweet and spicy marinade. It’s made from authentic Korean dwenjang (fermented soybean paste), gochujang, and gochugaru. 

It’s the perfect protein to pop on the grill for your next BBQ!

20. Thai Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping)

Moo ping is a very popular street food in Thailand, and it’s so easy to make at home.

It has tender cuts of thinly sliced pork shoulder with an amazing marinade. It’s made from coconut milk, soy sauce, and coriander root. 

It’s one of those meals that’s super easy to grill and serve a big group.

21. Filipino Fried Pork Belly (Lechon Kawali)

Is there anything more indulgent than fried pork belly? This Filipino fried pork belly recipe earns a deliciously crispy and crunchy skin. It’s fried over high heat with tasty seasoning from garlic and bay leaves. 

There isn’t much need for a heavy seasoning when using a delicious pork belly!

Serve this crispy pork belly with a simple sauce like spiced vinegar.

22. Okinawan-Style Bitter Melon Stir-Fry (Goya Chanpuru)

Looking for a stir-fry dish that’s a little different? Goya chanpuru is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted! It has delightful umami flavors thanks to the inclusion of bitter melon. 

As the name suggests, bitter melon is quite bitter. But when paired with savory pork and salty seasoning, it’s extremely delicious!

23. Moo Shu Pork

If you’re in the mood for Chinese takeout but want to stay in, this moo shu pork is the next best thing! Dare I say it’s even better than Chinese takeout?

It pairs tender pieces of thinly sliced pork chops with a rich hoisin sauce. Serve this salty and savory dish with a bowl of fluffy white rice for the ultimate meal.

24. Korean BBQ (Samgyupsal)

Korean BBQ (aka KBBQ) is one of my favorite meals when I have a group over for dinner. And no KBBQ is complete without a stunning protein like this grilled pork belly. 

It’s flavorful and smoky, and it pairs perfectly with rich spices from ssamjang (Korean dipping sauce). 

25. Thai Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli (Pad Kana Moo Krob)

Move over, chicken and broccoli! This Thai crispy pork with Chinese broccoli recipe is a great savory dish with white rice. It features crispy pork belly fried to crispy perfection with tender cuts of broccoli. 

With a simple sauce, it’s so fresh and flavorful. It will be your go-to meal when you crave something hearty and filling. 

26. Red Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)

Is there anything more beautiful than this shimmering red braised pork belly? While it looks like a work of art, it tastes just as wonderful!

Smoky pork belly is caramelized in sugar and wine for a savory bite and garnished with bold spices. It’s wonderful with roasted veggies or white rice and delivers a bold punch of Asian flavors. 

27. Pork Biryani

Pork biryani is a classic comfort food, and this recipe comes together in just 30 minutes. It has tender cuts of pork in a rich biryani sauce. It’s made from biryani masala, chilis, tomatoes, and onions. 

Serve this over white rice or with fluffy naan to soak up any leftover sauce!

28. Filipino Pork and Tamarind Broth Soup (Sinigang na Baboy)

Sinigang na baboy is the Filipino equivalent of American chicken noodle soup. It’s a bone-warming soup sure to soothe anything that ails you, especially your hunger!

It has a meaty broth base, slices of pork belly, and so many veggies. It’s a light yet filling soup perfect for a cold night. 

29. Vietnamese Caramel Pork 

Vietnamese caramel pork is sweet, savory, sticky, and 100 percent addictive. It earns its sweet sticky coating from brown sugar, plus lime, ginger, and garlic. 

Serve this over a bed of white rice for the ultimate dinner treat. 

30. Japanese Ginger Pork (Shogayaki)

Looking for a simple Japanese-inspired dinner dish? It doesn’t get much easier than shogayaki, or Japanese ginger pork. 

This recipe features thinly sliced pork loin with ginger, sake, and soy sauce. 

Simmered in a delicate ginger sauce, this Japanese pork tastes great served over white rice. 

30 Easy Asian Pork Recipes

These Asian pork recipes are all restaurant-quality! From ramen to stir-fry to rice bowls, you’ll love each tasty dish.


  • Sweet and Sour Pork

  • Miso Chashu Ramen

  • Pork Vindaloo

  • Filipino Pork Adobo

  • Vietnamese Bun Cha Gio

  • Korean Pork Belly Wraps (​​Bossam)

  • Thai Basil Pork Stir-Fry (Pad Kra Pao Pork)

  • Taiwanese Bao (Gua Bao)

  • Mongolian pork

  • Japanese Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu)

  • Air Fryer Pork Belly Sisig

  • Vietnamese Pork Mince Rice Rolls (Bánh Cuốn)

  • Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches

  • Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi (Jeyuk Bokkeum)

  • Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

  • Taiwanese Pork Rice Bowl (Lu Rou Fan)

  • Pork Donburi (Butadon)

  • Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce

  • Korean Spicy Pork Ribs (Dwaeji Galbi)

  • Thai Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping)

  • Filipino Fried Pork Belly (Lechon Kawali)

  • Okinawan-Style Bitter Melon Stir-Fry (Goya Chanpuru)

  • Moo Shu Pork

  • Korean BBQ (Samgyupsal)

  • Thai Crispy Pork with Chinese Broccoli (Pad Kana Moo Krob)

  • Red Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)

  • Pork Biryani

  • Filipino Pork and Tamarind Broth Soup (Sinigang na Baboy)

  • Vietnamese Caramel Pork

  • Japanese Ginger Pork (Shogayaki)


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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