Asian Spice Pork Belly


Recipe: Asian Spice Pork Belly



  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2-3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • Water (enough to cover the pork belly)
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Vegetable oil


  1. In a pot add the oil and saute the onions until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for about a minute.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except the water. You may need to cut the pork belly into 2 or 3 pieces to fit into your pot.
  4. Add enough water to just about cover the pork belly.
  5. Raise the heat and bring to a boil. Put the lid on and lower heat to low.
  6. Let it simmer for about 2 hours until pork belly is tender. That’s it, nothing more to it.
  7. Take the pork belly out and serve. You can reduce the liquid down if you like, basically turning it into a glaze, though the pork belly should be moist and flavorful enough.

Photo credit: Goddess of Scrumptiousness / CC BY-ND

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