Japanese Char Siu (Plus Deluxe Shoyu Tamago)

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins

Serves: 8


  • 6 cups low sodium soy sauce (Note 1)
  • 1 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 kilogram (~ 2.2 lbs.) pork belly
  • 2 onion, cut each into 8 pieces
  • 1 bulb garlic, bruise each clove
  • 4 scallions
  • 2" ginger
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1-2 dozens soft boiled eggs, peeled


  1. Place soy sauce, sake, and brown sugar in a soup pot, mix well. Add pork belly, onion, garlic, scallions, ginger, and carrot into the pot. Bring to a boil, the quickly reduce to a very gentle simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 90 minutes.
  2. Gently remove the pork belly from the broth and set aside.
  3. Once the broth is around room temperature, gently drop the eggs into the broth to marinate. Even an hour of soaking time is enough to make delicious shoyu tamago.


  • (1) If you use regular soy sauce, use 3 cups regular soy sauce + 3 cups water.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.