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12 Asian Pork Recipes (More Than Ribs)

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Looking to add an Asian-inspired spin to your pork? There's nothing wrong with adding some sauce to ground pork and calling it a day, but that's just scratching the surface of what you can do with this versatile blank canvas. Check out these Asian pork recipes for some delicious dinner inspiration.

From classics like sticky ribs and pork skewers, to tenderloins, Banh Mis, and pork chops, we have all of the wood-fired pork recipes you need to put some serious flavor on the table tonight.

Asian Pork Recipes for the Grill


Asian-Style Pork Tenderloins

Garlic and ginger notes set the stage for the star ingredient: Sambal, a Malaysian condiment that adds a dark, savory flavor to the meaty tenderloin.

Full Asian-Style Pork Tenderloins Recipe

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Asian-Style Sticky Ribs

Sweet & saucy caramelized BBQ ribs are crazy delicious, so get your hands in the mix before they’re gone. These Asian-style ribs are worth getting messy over.

Full Asian-Style Sticky Ribs Recipe

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Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Skip the takeout. We’ve teamed up with Traeger Pro Julie Madden and injected our signature wood-fired flavor into the classic Chinese BBQ pork dish of Char Siu.

Full Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu) Recipe

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Spare Ribs with Spicy Mandarian Glaze

We added some Asian flair to the popular 3-2-1 method. These ribs have great flavor that packs a punch.

Full Spare Ribs with Spicy Mandarian Glaze Recipe

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Orange and Soy-Glazed Pork Chops

Sweet and salty and lacquered with a sticky glaze, these chops are worthy of a spot on your table. After a quick marinade, the chops are grilled and basted to juicy perfection. Serve with your favorite vegetables and/or rice alongside.

Full Orange and Soy-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

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BBQ Pulled Pork & Pork Belly Banh Mi

A wood-fired twist on a classic Bánh mì. This sandwich is loaded with pork two ways, doused with a homemade sauce, stuffed in a crusty baguette, and topped with all of the traditional fixings.

Full BBQ Pulled Pork & Pork Belly Banh Mi Recipe

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BBQ Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple Skewers

This recipe is the perfect quick and easy dish for a summer feast.

Full Sticky BBQ Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple Skewers Recipe

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Gochujang-Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs

Sweet, sticky and kissed with spice, these Korean BBQ ribs equal flavor fusion perfection.

Full Gochujang-Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe

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Grilled Pineapple and Pork Skewers

Freshen up your kabab routine with this pork and pineapple combo by Amanda Haas. Grilled till tender and finished with a honey glaze, these skewers pack a punch.

Full Grilled Pineapple and Pork Skewers Recipe

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Pork Tenderloin with Apple Jelly Glaze

Pig is more than just bacon, this savory apple-glazed pork tenderloin recipe is sauced and grilled in a flash. Serve it up at any sit-down gathering, and let people slice their own thick and juicy servings as large and in charge as they like.

Full Pork Tenderloin with Apple Jelly Glaze Recipe

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Sweet Peach Spare Ribs

If your mouth is watering for some Southern-style BBQ, these sticky sweet pork ribs smothered in caramelized peach preserves will definitely hit the spot.

Full Sweet Peach Spare Ribs Recipe

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BBQ Pork Short Ribs

Meaty BBQ pork short ribs get a nice, long, smoke sesh resulting in juicy, tender, wood-fired perfection.

Full BBQ Pork Short Ribs Recipe

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Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

by Julie Madden

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

2 Hr

Serves

6

Pellets

Cherry

Skip the takeout. We’ve teamed up with Traeger Pro Julie Madden and injected our signature wood-fired flavor into the classic Chinese BBQ pork dish of Char Siu.

Ingredients
2 pork tenderloins, silverskin removed
1/4 Cuphoisin sauce
1/4 Cuphoney plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 Tablespoonbrown sugar
3 Tablespoonsoy sauce
1 Tablespoonsesame oil
1 Tablespoonoyster sauce (optional)
1 TeaspoonChinese five-spice powder
1 Clovegarlic, minced
2 Teaspoonred food coloring (optional)
1/4 Cupketchup
3 Tablespoonbrown sugar
1 Teaspoonyellow mustard
1/4 TeaspoonChinese five-spice powder
3 cups jasmine rice, cooked, for serving
toasted sesame seeds, for serving
    Steps
  • 1

    In medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup honey and remaining marinade ingredients thoroughly, making sure brown sugar is dissolved. Add pork and marinade to glass pan or resealable bag and marinate for at least 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally to ensure all sides of pork are well coated.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 3

    Remove pork from marinade and boil marinade in a saucepan over medium-high heat on stove top for 3 minutes to use for basting pork. Cool slightly, then whisk in 2 remaining tablespoons of honey.

  • 4

    Arrange the tenderloins on the grill grate and smoke pork until internal temperature reaches 145°F. Baste pork with reserved marinade halfway through cooking.

  • 5

    Remove pork from grill and increase temperature to 450°F. Return pork to grill for a few minutes per side to slightly char and set the sauce.

  • 6

    For the Five-Spice Dipping Sauce: In a small saucepan over low heat, mix ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Chinese five-spice powder until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Let cool, and serve chilled or at room temperature.

  • 7

    Serve pork immediately with jasmine rice, or cool and refrigerate for later use as an appetizer, served with Five-Spice dipping sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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