Sticky Chinese Pork Belly Recipe

This sticky Chinese pork belly recipe is slow-cooked until meltingly tender and then finished with a spicy sticky glaze, which is what makes it so delicious! It’s a great one to try, so we hope you like it as much as we do!

sticky chinese pork belly

Sticky Chinese pork belly recipe

This pork has three layers of flavour, so the result is amazing.  The first layer of flavour comes from being slow-cooked in a pan for 2 hours. To get the right flavour, the pork belly is cooked with stock, garlic, ginger, rice wine and a little sugar. 

The second layer comes from being crisped in a pan with a little vegetable oil and seasoning. For me, this layer holds the most exciting flavour, as a result this is the most difficult part! The temptation to eat it straight from the pan at this stage is almost too much.

Soy, chilli, sugar, and lemongrass (and a couple of other ingredients that you can read about in the recipe below) give the third layer its flavour. These are poured over the fried pork and left to bubble until the sauce is thick and glossy.

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Slow Cooked Pork Belly
recipe adapted from kitchensanctuary.com
sticky pork belly
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
sticky pork belly
Instructions
  1. Add all the slow cooked pork belly ingredients to a pan (not the glaze ingredients). Bring to the boil, then place a lid on, turn down the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Turn off the heat and drain the pork. You can reserve the liquid if you like (Perfect for a Thai or Chinese noodle soup).
    sticky Chinese pork belly
  2. Chop the pork into bite sized chunks. Add 1 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan, and then mix the remaining glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Heat the oil and add in the pork, salt and pepper, frying on a high heat until the pork starts to turn golden. Now pour the glaze over the pork and continue to cook until the pork looks dark and sticky. Remove from the heat and serve with some rice and green veg.
    sticky pork belly
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