Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe – Asian Style

Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipes

Looking for a simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe?  You’ve come to the right place.  This is one of the best pulled pork recipes as the end result tastes great with either regular buns, fun sliders, as sandwich on bread or served up with rice.  The taste is different from barbeque pulled pork and I like this recipe as it has less sugar without the bbq sauce.  There are also more flavors playing in.  Slight tastes of cinnamon, hoisin sauce and ginger go a long way and make this recipe a winner.

best slow cooker pulled pork recipe asian style

Some may refer to this recipe as Asian pulled pork recipe or just Asian sliders.  With soy, hoisin and ginger that makes a lot of sense.  My quest for the best slow cooker pulled pork recipes came to fruition after a trip to Maui last year.  I was so pleased with the food in Hawaii, and each day was tempted to have a diet of pulled pork and ahi tuna, two dishes that were better tasting there than anywhere else I’ve visited, by far.  We were able to mix it up with some locals and visit a party that had even better food than many of the restaurants around.  The Hawaiian people have such pride in so many things, and their food falls right in-line.  I didn’t get the full home recipe that day but did get a couple of pointers on how to replicate the amazing pork taste, enjoy.

Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe - Asian Style
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 15 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cm piece fresh ginger sliced
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat then sear each side of the pork shoulder for about 3 minutes per side
  2. In a crock pot, place the seared pork shoulder and onion then pour in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, star anise, cinnamon sticks, black pepper, sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey. Stir well.
  3. Cook on high for about 4 hours or low heat for 8 hours
  4. Serve the pulled pork over steamed rice or buns.



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  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Jan 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    That sounds amazing. I am definitely making this for the big game 🙂

  • Reply thecraftysideofsarcasm Jan 25, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Ohhh that looks amazing! I can’t have pork because it gives me wicked migraines. This is making me drool a little, haha.

  • Reply Sequins in the South (@CarlsonLaci) Jan 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Love this asian inspired are my new favorite so much more flavor !!! Laci

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Jan 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Pulled pork is awesome! I love slow cooker recipes, they’re so easy to make. Thanks for this one!

  • Reply tara pittman Jan 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    my husband and teen love pulled pork. I think they would love for me to make this.

  • Reply Fashionable Librarian Jan 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I love pork but I have never really made this recipe. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I wonder if I should try it?

  • Reply Beth@FrugalFroggie Jan 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I haven’t made pulled pork before. This recipe sounds like I need to give it a try.

  • Reply Maddie Jan 26, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Looks super yummy! I’ll have to try this.

  • Reply Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days Jan 26, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I”m going to need one of these for myself for sure. A perfect game day treat. YUM! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Crizzy Kiss (@CrizzyKiss) Jan 26, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I tried to use a ready made pulled pork before but we didn’t like it. Maybe I should try this one 😉

  • Reply michelle Jan 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

    the pork looks very tender and delicious

  • Reply Ryan escat Jan 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    These are all looks delicious. I want to try all of them

  • Reply Myrah Duque Jan 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    We love Pulled pork! These look soooooo amazing!

  • Reply Dogvills Jan 26, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    That looks so delicious! Pulled pork is one of my family’s favorites. I love the Asian twist on this one.

  • Reply Rosey Marie Jan 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I would def. love to try some pulled pork asisan style for my second oldest and his wife. I know they would love it!

  • Reply abccreativelearning Jan 27, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Oh, this looks yummy and I know my family would love it. I love how easy it would be to make, especially on busy days.

  • Reply Eileen xo Jan 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

    This is a delicious sounding recipe. I love pulled pork and the Asian spin is so tasty!

  • Reply Carmela Pop Jan 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    WOW you have great photography and everything looks so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe |

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Jan 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    That looks so delicious! Pulled pork is always a big hit around here. I’d love to try this Asian take on it.

  • Reply Jeanette Jan 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I love pulled pork! Anyway you give it to me I will eat it. I have not actually done it in the slow cooker believe it or not, looks like a great way to go.

  • Reply Maggie Branch Jan 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    We love pulled pork sandwiches. This however looks like the best recipe I have ever seen for a slow cooker version! I love the addition of sesame oil. I would imagine it would give great flavor.

  • Reply lisa Jan 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    This combines two of my favorite things..pulled pork and my slow cooker! I can’t wait to try this at home!

  • Reply Amy Jones Jan 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    The food looks amazingly good! Can’t wait to have a hamburger like that one

  • Reply Jessica Beal Harlow Jan 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    These Asian Pork Sliders would be a great addition to our Superbowl party fare! We always have a wide variety on the menu so everyone has their favorites!

  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle Jan 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Omg these sliders look amazing!!!! So need to give your recipe a try! Yummy!

  • Reply gingermommyrants Jan 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love using my slow cooker. Pulled pork is a family favorite. I will have to get the ingredients i need so i can make this on the weekend.

  • Reply Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog Jan 28, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This looks absolutely yummy! And anything that can be prepared in the slow cooker to save time and mess cleanup is a PLUS! I wonder if this would be a good recipe to freeze for camping trips? Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Jan 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Your ratutuille looks super healthy and delicious. I have never tried making one yet. I love your asian pork sliders!

  • Reply Britni Jan 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    This looks like an amazing recipe. And I love cooking in my slow cooker so that is an added bonus!

  • Reply Chrystal | Nevermore Lane Jan 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    My slow cooker is my best friend. I seem to be using it a lot more lately. Your pulled pork looks amazing.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Jan 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I love trying new slow cooker recipes.

  • Reply NotNowMomsBusy Jan 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Your recipe looks good and your pictures are always so beautiful.

    A few years ago I tried a similar recipe for pulled pork. My list called for apple cider vinegar, and while it smelled really good, it left a nasty after taste. Maybe I used too much. I know my husband was not crazy about it either.

  • Reply momtosprouts Jan 28, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    While the pork looks tasty….that ratatouille looks DIVINE!!! I am a veggie girl so I would eat that whole bowl up!

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey Jan 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Now this looks so tasty! I’ve always loved pulled pork, slow cooker goodness it is. Also, the ratutuille looks divine!

  • Reply tiarasandtantrums Jan 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    This looks very tasty. We don’t eat a lot of pork in our home, but I will keep this recipe in mind next time I need something to cook all day and be ready easily when I get home from work.

  • Reply Jennifer Dawn Jan 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    My husband would love this for dinner one night.

  • Reply Shannon Gurnee Jan 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve never made Pulled Pork Sandwiches, but would love to try it out sometime. This looks like an amazing recipe!

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld Jan 29, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I love pulled pork and this one looks so tasty. I wish I could just grab this from my screen.

  • Reply Tiffany @ Daily Leisure Jan 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Okay I know this is crazy, but I don’t like meat except for pork. I think it is because I am from North Carolina. 😉 I LOVE bacon, pulled pork, and baked pork. This recipe looks like something I should add to my pork recipe reservoir. 🙂

  • Reply sacha Jan 30, 2016 at 11:38 am

    This looks extremely yummy! will be trying the recipe

  • Reply Kiwi Feb 1, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Look at the vibrance of this meal! Delish indeed and I instantly pinned this!

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