Asian-Spiced Pork Belly

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Pork belly fans anyone? Sure, it’s not the most diet-friendly ingredient on the planet, but it’s ok to indulge in it from time to time. Especially when you cook it in a delicious way. We’ve decided to give it an Asian flavor by spicing it up with some soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, and garlic and serve it with a simple side of rice.

Ingredients Needed for Asian-Spiced Pork Belly

1 tablespoon sesame oil
10 ounces of pork belly
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 star anise
2 onions, julienne sliced
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried coriander
½ cup water
2 tablespoons of chives, thinly sliced

How to Cook Asian-Spiced Pork Belly

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the pork belly and cook it until browned.
  3. Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic. Season with salt and star anise.
  4. Give it a good stir. Add the onion, tomato sauce, and coriander. Stir.
  5. Add the sugar, water, and chives.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. You can serve the dish on a bed of rice. If you want a quick tip on how to cook rice, click here.

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