Pork is such a major ingredient in Asian cuisines, from one corner of the continent to the other. To help you explore this variety of dishes, we’ve compiled this list of great Asian Pork Recipes for you to cook in your own kitchen.
This collection includes all of your favorite stir frys, soups, noodle dishes, and so much more!
No matter which Asian flavors you crave, you’ll find it here, from delicately seasoned Vietnamese recipes to fiery Korean dishes, and everything in between.
Go through all of these amazing Asian pork recipes. We hope you love them as much as we do!
Asian Pork Recipes:
1. Pork Stir Fry (How to Velvet Pork)
Are you ready to get woking? This easy Pork Stir Fry will have dinner on the table in a flash! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and has a great homemade stir fry sauce.
The recipe also explains meat velveting, a Chinese cooking technique that preserves the moisture in the meat and keeps the fibers tender.
2. Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)
Tonkatsu is a simple fried pork cutlet, popular in Japanese cuisine. It’s crispy outside, tender inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.
It’s so easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients, yet it ends up so delicious. If you have 20 minutes, you can have this crispy treat on your table!
3. Katsu Karē
Katsu Karē is another popular use for tonkatsu cutlets.
In this form, it’s served along with rice and Japanese curry, for the ultimate in Japanese comfort food meals.
4. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatball Vermicelli Bowl)
We are starting this vibrant list of Vietnamese Recipes with our own favorite and most loved, Bun Cha!
It is basically a Vietnamese Meatball Vermicelli Bowl that is loaded with caramelized pork meatballs and pork belly, along with delicate vermicelli, fresh garnishes, and an absolutely flavorful dipping sauce.
This Bowl is the ultimate treat for you to relish…
5. Filipino Pork Menudo
Make a big pot of the most delicious, melt in your mouth pork stew. This Filipino Pork Menudo is bursting with soul-satisfying flavors with tons of veggies!
6. Moo Shu Pork
Here’s a pork stir fry jam packed with flavors. Tender, thin pork tenderloin strips along with colorful cabbage and mushrooms, and my favorite egg element, omelette strips, in a sweet and savory sauce. What a great Asian Pork Recipe!!
7. Pork Vindaloo
Pork Vindaloo recipe is the most popular dish on the western coast of India. This traditional dish is very easy to make, and has bright and vibrant flavors that are spicy, tangy, and a bit sweet, a perfect combination.
If you’re looking for spicy Indian recipes, this is a great start.
8. Korean Style Ground Pork Soup
This Korean Style Ground Pork Soup is going to be your ultimate comfort soup! This bowl has bright Asian flavors that go amazing with ground pork.
Plus, it has addictive Mayak eggs and bok choy to make it absolutely irresistible. So just slurp into this flavorsome soup and get satisfied.
9. Pork Wonton Soup
Pork Wonton Soup takes only 15 minutes to make, and has healthy veggies, flavorful broth, and frozen wontons to make it easy.
So whenever you’re short on time and want some cozy soup, you know what to make.
10. Shanghai Fried Noodles
Restaurant style fried noodles, stir fried quick in your very own kitchen!! Shanghai Fried Noodles is a one pan Asian dish that is a complete meal with noodles, meat and veggies. The chewy, thick noodles are so much fun to slurp when coated in a delicious sweet and savory sauce.
11. Giniling (Filipino Picadillo)
This pork Giniling, or Filipino Picadillo, is a classic Pinoy comfort food. Ground pork and veggies simmer in a tomato based sauce packed with great flavors. And it’s so easy!
12. Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)
Here’s another banging Japanese dish that you will love, Katsudon!
This outstanding rice bowl is packed with fantastic fried boneless pork chop that is simmered in eggs with onion gravy. Serve over rice and make one delicious and super filling dinner bowl. YUM!
13. Egg Roll Soup
This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way.
When craving for that favorite Asian appetizer without wrapping and frying, here is a healthy sub for your egg roll fix.
14. Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Pork
Give your favorite pork an amazing Vietnamese makeover, and create this Lemongrass Grilled Pork, which is the best treat that you can give to your family!
This popular Vietnamese appetizer will become your new favorite, as it’s loaded with superb flavors that are absolutely delicious.
15. Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly (Char Siu)
Char Siu is pork belly that is marinated in a sweet and salty sauce, then basted with a sticky glaze before being cooked to perfection.
16. Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork is another takeout favorite. Tender chunks of pork are fried with pineapple and fresh vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce.
This super delicious recipe is surprisingly easy to make.
17. Pork Belly Burgers
Everyone like burgers, but when you make this Pork Belly Burger recipe at home, it will surely become your family’s favorite!
Sticky and a little spicy pork belly is stacked with picked veggies and jalapenos stuffed into a soft bun. Perfect for your weeknight dinner.
18. Dan Dan Noodles
You might’ve never have heard of Dan Dan noodles, but it is so delicious!
It’s a popular Sichuan street food made of crispy pork, bok choy, a spicy and savory sauce, and it’s topped with crushed peanuts. You need to try making it!
19. Lion’s Head Meatball
Lion’s Head Meatballs are giant pork meatballs that are light and juicy. Plus, they are super flavorful thanks to plenty of Chinese sauces and aromatics.
20. Thit Kho (Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly with Eggs)
You can experience Vietnamese comfort food with this fantastic Thit Kho recipe. It’s actually a Braised Pork Belly with Eggs!
This classic dish is just too good to be true, and too simple to make. It makes a complete and satisfying meal that you all will enjoy it.
21. Korean Pork Belly
You are going to love this Korean Pork Belly, which is incredibly easy to make and packed with flavors and addictive textures!
This recipe takes only 35 minutes from start to finish. So wow your family and friends with this awesome Pork Belly.
22. Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs
These crispy Thai Laab Meatballs are very peculiar, as they gets the crunch from toasty rice grain powder. Made with ground pork and the usual Asian staple ingredients, this is the recipe to make if you are hunting new flavors in your meatballs. Serve them with with mint leaves, cucumber and prepared dipping sauce.
23. Filipino Pork BBQ
Filipino Pork BBQ is a popular street food in the Philippines. Tender cubes of pork shoulder are marinated in a sweet and savory BBQ sauce, skewered and grilled to perfection. They are so good!
24. Vietnamese Crepe (Banh Xeo)
Make this Vietnamese Crepe (Banh Xeo), which is a thin, bright yellow crispy crepe that will defiantly become your new favorite dish.
You are going to love this filling and super satisfying crepe, which is stuffed with shrimp, pork, and assorted veggies.
25. Suon Ram Man (Vietnamese Pork Spare Ribs)
Searching for an authentic and famous Vietnamese dish? Search no more, and make this Suon Ram Man, also known as Vietnamese Pork Spare Ribs!
These ribs are truly mouth-watering, with perfectly sweet, salty, and savory flavors from a fantastic caramel sauce. Everyone is going to love this popular dish.
26. Lumpia (Filipino Spring Rolls)
Lumpia, also known as Filipino Spring Rolls, are a great appetizer or side dish. They’re filled with great ingredients like ground pork and mixed veggies, then fried crisp.
27. Maekjeok Doenjang Pork Belly
Make your favorite pork belly in Korean style with his Maekjeok Doenjang Pork Belly recipe!
This super flavorful and easy dish is again about a great marinade that makes it super special.
28. Kimchi Stew with Pork and Tofu
Another smashing Korean soup is Kimchi Stew with Pork and Tofu! This splendid recipe is loaded with great flavos and textures that you will fall in love with.
We bet this perfectly balanced soup will satisfy you completely. Just give this delicious recipe a try.
29. Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Pork Meatloaf)
Embutido is a unique Filipino style pork meatloaf.
It has a lot of interesting ingredients mixed in like raisins, hard boiled eggs and sausages. Give it a try, and be surprised!
30. Sticky Pork Belly Banh Mi
Upgrade your Vietnamese-style Banh Mi sandwich with this Sticky Pork Belly Bahn Mi recipe!
The sweet, sticky, and flavorful pork belly tastes just wonderful with pickled carrots and bread. Try it and experience it yourself.
So there you go, thirty great Asian pork recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?
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For the Pork
- 1 pound pork (we used loin)
- 1.5 Tbsp water
- 2 tsp Chinese wine
- 2 tsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 1.5 tsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
For Stir Fry Sauce
- 3 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
For Stir Fry
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 bell peppers, chopped (we used red, yellow and green)
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 6oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1/3 cup cashews
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 6oz snow peas
- Slice pork very thinly (about 1/8 inch) against the grain, and place in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix water, Chinese cooking wine, oyster sauce and baking soda. Pour over pork and mix together well with hands. Allow the liquids to absorb into meat.
- Stir in corn starch and 1.5 tablespoons of oil. Allow the meat to marinate while you prep the other ingredients
- Heat one tablespoon of oil in a wok over high heat.
- Once hot, add in the pork in a single layer. Leave it undisturbed for 30 seconds, then give it a stir. Cook just until opaque, them remove to a plate.
- Reduce heat to medium high. Add remaining tablespoon of oil, then add in onion, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, cashews and red chili flakes. Stir fry about 5 minutes.
- Add in aromatics (ginger and garlic). Cook for a minute, then add in sauce.
- Cook for a few minutes, till the sauce starts simmering. Stir in the snow peas and pork, cook for about another minute, then serve with your favorite rice or noodles.
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