Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly

tender, sweet and salty
Tender, sweet and salty
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20 oz (500 g) Pork belly lean, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cups (960 ml), plus 250 ml Water divided
4 slices Fresh ginger
1 Spring onions cut into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces
2 cloves Garlic crushed
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Brown sugar
3 tbsp light Soy sauce
3 tbsp dark Soy sauce
3 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
For serving:
Cooked rice
Green onion sliced

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Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly


Discover this amazing Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly recipe! It is sweet, salty, flavorful, and perfect. And if you enjoy Asian flavors and love anything with soy sauce, this recipe fills the bill perfectly. Plus, it’s easy to make. The recipe yields two hefty servings though you can easily multiply to serve more people.    

First, cut the pork belly into bite-size pieces. Into a pot with boiling water, place the pork along with ginger, spring onions, and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the pork from the pot and pat dry with a paper towel. Next, brown the pork in the oil until browned. Add sugar and once it’s melted and caramelized, add light and dark soy sauce and Shaoxing rice wine. Cook, stirring until reduced and thickened. Finally, add water and cook, covered for 45 minutes. Once the sauce is reduced to a very thick glaze and coats the pork, you can serve the pork belly over bowls of steamed rice. Garnish with sliced green onions and enjoy!  

To make this savory Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly


Boil pork belly and aromatics


In a large pot, bring 1 liter of water to a boil and add 20 ounces pork (cut into 1-inch cubes), 4 slices fresh ginger, 1 spring onion (cut into 2-inch pieces), and 2 crushed cloves garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes.


Remove pork


Use a slotted spoon to remove the pork from the water and drain it on a plate lined with a paper towel. Discard the water and vegetables.


Brown pork


Clean and dry the pot and return it to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and return the pork to the pan. Cook, stirring, until browned.


Add sugar


Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved, caramelized, and coated the pork evenly.


Add soy sauce and rice wine


Immediately add 3 tablespoons light soy sauce, 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce, and 3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine, stirring continuously for another 5-6 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced and thickened.


Add water


Add the remaining 250 milliliters of water and stir. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for about 45 minutes. Make sure to stir every 10 minutes or as needed, adding more water if the pot is getting dry.


Reduce sauce

Remove the lid. If the sauce is too runny, continue to stir, uncovered, until the sauce is reduced to a very thick glaze.



Serve immediately over a bowl of steamed rice and sprinkled with sliced green onions.

This comforting Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Belly recipe is mouth-wateringly delicious! It is sweet, salty, and tender. Made it? Please leave us a comment down below to let us know how you liked it!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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