Pressure Cooker Chinese Stewed Pork Bento

I didn’t have a whole lot of time this evening and I’ve been enjoying my new Instant Pot, so I decided to make my tried-and-true hong shao rou (stewed pork) recipe using the pressure cooker setting. It was cooked at high pressure for 35 minutes, I manually released the pressure, added the eggs, and continued at high pressure for another 10 minutes. It turned out just as good and in much less time! For my lunch, it is paired with sauteed leek, steamed rice, and hard-cooked egg stewed in the soy sauce broth. Continue reading “Pressure Cooker Chinese Stewed Pork Bento”


When people hear the name “Georgia,” many think of peaches and college football. Not too many realize that there are actually two Georgias in this world of ours. The second sits along the Black Sea in Eurasia, and it is where TastyChao is currently located. It is a country with a rich culture, strong patriotism, and incredible devotion to food and wine. It is the origin of over 1,800 grape varieties. Continue reading “Gamarjoba!”