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Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Melt in your mouth, sticky, sweet, and spicy pork belly served over rice.
Course: supper
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
Servings: 6
Calories: 979 kcal
  • 2 pounds pork belly
Braising Liquid
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger, fresh
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Sticky Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  1. Divide your pork belly into 2 slabs.
  2. Put pork belly and the braising liquid ingredients into covered saute pan.

  3. Cover and gently simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Remove braised pork belly from saute pan and discard broth.
  5. Cube pork belly into 1" chunks.
  6. Whisk sauce ingredients that include the second portion of grated ginger, pepper flakes, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, and rice wine vinegar in small bowl until sugar is dissolved.

  7. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a very hot fry pan.
  8. Add cubed pork belly and fry until edges are crispy and caramelized.
  9. Discard excess drippings if necessary.
  10. Lower fry pan heat to medium.
  11. Add sauce mix to fry pan and cook until thickened and sticky approximately 2 minutes.
  12. Garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  13. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts
Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 979 Calories from Fat 783
% Daily Value*
Fat 87g134%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1142mg50%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.