If you’re looking for a delicious and unique way to enjoy pork belly this weekend, why not try one of these 23 amazing Asian pork belly recipes?
From classic Chinese and Korean dishes to more modern takes on traditional flavors, these recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
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Whether you’re looking for something easy to put together for a weeknight meal or a more elaborate dish to impress your friends and family, you’ll find something to love in these recipes.
Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
Treat yourself to this delicious Sticky Chinese Pork Belly.
It’s slow-cooked to perfection in a flavorful mix of chicken stock, ginger, garlic, and rice wine.
Then it’s crisped up and finished off with a sticky, spicy-sweet glaze.
Add some extra flavor by topping it off with chopped spring onions and red chilies.
For even more taste, try adding a teaspoon of lemon grass paste to the glaze.
Enjoy as a great alternative to takeaways!
Easiest Crispy Chinese Roast Pork Belly
Crispy, juicy, and flavorful, this Chinese Roast Pork Belly recipe is a must-try!
The perfect fat-to-meat ratio and a simple Chinese five-spice dry rub make it a delicious main dish for dinner, lunch, or to repurpose for other meals.
To get the best results, make sure to use 1 1/4 kg pork belly and season it with 2 tsp Chinese five spice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp vegetable oil, and 1/2 tsp white vinegar.
For extra flavor, try adding some chopped scallions or a few drops of sesame oil.
Hong Shao Rou (Red Braised Pork Belly)
I can already feel the deliciousness of this Hong Shao Rou (Red Braised Pork Belly).
Not only is it perfect for a holiday meal, but it is also a simple and flavorful dish that you can easily whip up with minimal ingredients.
To truly bring out the flavors of this traditional Chinese dish, I recommend using a fresh serrano chile, Shaoxing rice wine, and Chinese Five Spice.
Also, if you’re looking for an extra sweet and sticky sauce, you can add a bit more brown sugar.
Easy Baked Pork Belly
Nobody will go home hungry after trying this Easy Baked Pork Belly dish!
It’s a flavorful and indulgent meal, with just a hint of spiciness.
To really bring out the flavor, be sure to use the sesame oil and sesame seeds.
For the perfect balance of salty, sweet and spicy, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar and brown sugar, and don’t forget to add a little ground black pepper and salt.
Serve with chopped green onions for a pop of color and extra flavor.
Quick & Easy Korean Pork Belly
Who can say no to Korean Pork Belly, a flavorful main course that can be made in no time?
Marinate the pork belly for 30 minutes for an added kick of flavor, and then fry it in a skillet for a perfect balance of crispy outside and juicy within.
For a bit of extra flavor, top it with some sesame seeds, sliced onions, and green onions.
The combination of the Korean hot pepper paste, pepper flakes, soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey will give your pork belly a unique and delicious flavor.
Spicy Korean Pork Bulgogi
If you haven’t tried cooking Korean food yet, this Spicy Korean Pork Bulgogi recipe is a great place to start!
It’s easy to make, with thin slices of pork belly and a sweet gochujang sauce that gives it a great kick.
Be sure to marinate the pork for at least an hour before cooking to make sure the flavors are properly absorbed.
Serve it with a side of rice, wrap it in a lettuce, or use it in tacos – the possibilities are endless!
Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly (Char Siu)
Just look at this Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly (Char Siu)!
It’s one of the most popular pork dishes in chinese/cantonese cuisine and is sure to be a hit in any restaurant.
To make the perfect Char Siu, use hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Chinese Shaoxing wine (or rice vinegar or dry sherry), honey, brown sugar, minced garlic, red food coloring, Chinese five spice powder, pork belly/spare ribs, and shallot for garnish.
For an extra glaze, mix together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Chinese wine, honey, brown sugar, minced garlic, Chinese five spice powder, and red food coloring.
Make sure to marinate the pork belly/spare ribs for at least an hour before grilling or baking to get the most flavor.
Sticky Sesame Pork Belly
Once you’ve tried this Sticky Sesame Pork Belly, you’ll never want to go back to your old weeknight dinners!
It’s easy to make (under an hour) and packed with flavor thanks to the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar.
For an extra kick, don’t forget to top it with sesame seeds and scallions.
If you’re short on time, you can also use pre-sliced pork belly to speed up the process.
Crispy Honey Soy Pork Belly
You know what they say – pork belly is the king of all pork cuts!
And this Crispy Honey Soy Pork Belly recipe is a must-try.
The secret to this succulent pork dish is slow braising the meat in a rich and flavorful honey soy sauce, combined with ginger and other aromatics.
Tender and juicy meat with a crispy crackling.
For best results, make sure you leave the skin on the pork belly and use a Chinese five-spice powder for the marinade.
For an extra kick of flavor, add some Korean gochujang paste or chili flakes.
Braised Asian-style pork belly with orange, honey & soy
I can already tell that this Asian-style braised pork belly is going to be tender, juicy, and full of flavor!
The combination of orange, honey, and soy is sure to give it a unique and delicious taste.
To get the best results, I recommend allowing the pork to marinate for at least an hour before cooking.
Serve it with a bed of creamy cauliflower puree or mashed potatoes, and your favorite steamed greens.
For a special treat, pair this dish with a glass of Spier Seaward Shiraz.
Asian-Style Pork Belly Skewers
Simple, flavorful, and sure to impress, this Asian-style pork belly skewer recipe is an easy way to entertain guests.
- To make these delicious skewers, start by cutting the pork belly into 1” wide strips and skewer them.
- Then, season them with your favorite BBQ rub.
- Cook them on the Big Green Egg indirectly at 250 degrees until they reach an internal temperature of 190-195.
Make sure to marinate the pork in a mixture of teriyaki, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger, rice vinegar, Sambal chili paste, and brown sugar before cooking for maximum flavor.
Your guests will love it!
Pork Belly with Honey Garlic Sauce
When simplicity meets deliciousness, this easy pork belly with honey garlic sauce recipe is a must-try.
The pork belly slices are pan-fried in a skillet until they become crispy and browned, and the sweet and savory honey garlic sauce brings the dish to life.
To ensure the pork belly slices are flavorful and tender, be sure to season them with salt prior to frying.
For a more indulgent meal, top the pork belly with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Pork Belly Baos
You’re in for a treat with this Pork Belly Bao recipe!
Savory pork belly, crunchy vegetables, and an incredibly fluffy steamed bun come together to create a delicious Asian street food-inspired dish.
Be sure to add pickled vegetables of your choice, scallions, cilantro, sliced chilis, peanuts and sesame seeds to the top of your bao for an added flavor kick and texture.
For an even more delicious final product, try marinating your pork belly overnight with garlic, ginger, star anise, brown sugar, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sake, water, salt and pepper.
Honey Garlic Roast Pork Belly Slices
Have you ever wanted to make a restaurant-quality pork dish but weren’t sure how?
Then this Honey Garlic Roast Pork Belly Slices recipe is for you!
It’s an easy Asian-style dish that features crunchy crackling and a sweet and sour sticky glaze.
To ensure the pork belly is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, make sure to preheat your oven and use a roasting pan with a rack.
Additionally, you can use light soy sauce for a less salty taste, and adding some cider vinegar will give you a nice balance of sweet and sour flavors.
Enjoy this delicious pork dish with your favorite sides and have a delightful home-cooked meal!
Beer Braised Pork Belly (Chinese-Style)
I’m sure you’ll love this delicious beer-braised pork belly (Chinese-style) recipe.
It’s a simple, flavourful dish that’s sure to satisfy.
To add a bit of sweetness and texture, try adding a few small Chinese yellow rock sugar pieces or 3 tablespoons of regular sugar.
To give it a nice crunch, top it off with some toasted sesame seeds and finely chopped green onions.
Vietnamese pork belly
Although this recipe requires a bit of prep-work, the end result is worth it!
This Vietnamese pork belly recipe is sticky, caramelized, and full of flavor.
To make it even more delicious, fry the pork belly strips in coconut oil or lard and add freshly ground pepper and a pinch of salt.
You can garnish the finished dish with sesame seeds, spring onion and cilantro leaves to give it an extra punch.
Sweet and Sticky Five Spice Pork Belly
Don’t knock it until you try it! Sweet and Sticky Five Spice Pork Belly is an amazing dish that will leave your guests wanting more.
Marinate the pork belly slices in Soy Sauce with brown sugar for a delicious combination of sweet, salty, and spicy.
Top it all off with sesame seeds and scallions for an added crunch.
For an even better experience, serve it with rice and veggies or as an appetizer.
Keep a few cocktail picks nearby for a fun way to serve this delicious dish.
Honey Glazed Pork Belly (Air Fryer)
Fire up your air fryer for some incredibly flavorful and easy-to-make Honey Glazed Pork Belly.
The combination of soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, honey, and five-spice powder gives the pork a unique, savory flavor.
For extra flavor, add fresh ginger to the marinade.
This is an ideal weeknight dinner recipe, taking only 55 minutes to make!
Inihaw na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly)
Just imagine the mouthwatering smell of the sweet and savory Inihaw na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly) that is traditionally cooked over charcoal!
This classic Filipino barbecue dish is a must-try for all meat lovers.
For a delicious marinade, mix soy sauce, lemon or calamansi juice, sugar, and garlic together.
And don’t forget to serve it with a flavorful sawsawan or dipping sauce – just mix together vinegar, shallot, chilies, sugar, salt and pepper.
For convenience, you can also make this dish in the oven, grill, or air fryer.
Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly & Eggs (Thit Kho)
Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious – that’s what Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly & Eggs (Thit Kho) is all about.
This classic comfort food dish is made with pork belly, eggs, shallots, garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and coconut water.
The combination of sweet and savory flavors creates a delicious meal.
For a truly mouthwatering experience, try adding some fresh herbs like cilantro or mint for extra flavor.
Serve it over a bed of white rice and you have an easy, delicious, and comforting meal.
Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Belly
Your family will love this savory yet sweet Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Belly!
Brown the pork belly pieces with a lot of lemongrass to give it an amazing aroma.
For a balanced flavor, don’t forget to add the garlic, shallots, fish sauce, sugar, and pepper.
Serve with rice for a complete dinner.
If you want to add a little extra flavor, try adding some chopped cilantro or green onions when you serve it.
Easy Kimchi Stew Recipe With Pork and Tofu
This stew reminds me of my favorite Korean restaurant!
The salty, sour, sweet, and spicy flavors blend together so perfectly – making it a perfect one-pot meal.
It’s easy to make and only requires 30 minutes of cooking time.
For a more intense kimchi flavor, I recommend adding more kimchi brine or even more kimchi!
To make this a whole meal, you can add some more vegetables and/or noodles.
Kakuni (Japanese Simmered Pork Belly)
When it comes to truly flavorful pork, you must try this kakuni (角煮, simmered pork belly).
The pork is cooked to perfection in a sweet soy sauce marinade which creates a delicious balance between the pork flavor and the soy sauce.
To get the most out of this dish, make sure to use fresh ginger, green beans, shallot/scallion, and shallots when preparing the marinade.
For those who like a bit of spice, you can also add karashi or hot English mustard for a bit of a kick.
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23 Easy Asian Pork Belly Recipe Collection
- Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
- Easiest Crispy Chinese Roast Pork Belly
- Hong Shao Rou (Red Braised Pork Belly)
- Easy Baked Pork Belly
- Quick & Easy Korean Pork Belly
- Spicy Korean Pork Bulgogi
- Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly (Char Siu)
- Sticky Sesame Pork Belly
- Crispy Honey Soy Pork Belly
- Braised Asian-style pork belly with orange, honey & soy
- Asian-Style Pork Belly Skewers
- Pork Belly with Honey Garlic Sauce
- Pork Belly Baos
- Honey Garlic Roast Pork Belly Slices
- Beer Braised Pork Belly (Chinese-Style)
- Vietnamese pork belly
- Sweet and Sticky Five Spice Pork Belly
- Honey Glazed Pork Belly (Air Fryer)
- Inihaw na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly)
- Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly & Eggs (Thit Kho)
- Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Belly
- Easy Kimchi Stew Recipe With Pork and Tofu
- Kakuni (Japanese Simmered Pork Belly)
- Pick your favorite recipe from this collection.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Serve in 30 minutes or less!
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