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Asian-Inspired Pork Belly

125 Minutes
6 Servings
16 Ingredients


Make your next meal an unforgettable experience by creating this incredible Asian-inspired pork belly dish with the finest ingredients.


1. Mix Chinese five-spice powder, salt, pepper and cumin together and rub over the pork.

2. Roll up the pork belly and secure with string.

3. Place it in the fridge overnight.

4. Fill a large saucepan with water, add ginger, star anise, crushed garlic and bring to boil.

5. Place the pork in the water and simmer for 20 minutes.

6. Remove and let it dry thoroughly. Remove the string and season with salt.

7. Place the pork, skin side up, on a roasting rack for 30 minutes on 200 ºC.

8. Lower to 180 ºC and cook for an hour until tender.

9. For the sauce, heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan and add chopped ginger.

10. Cook for 30 seconds.

11. Add the soy sauce, tomato sauce, honey, sherry and sesame oil, and mix well.

12. Remove the pork from the oven, let it rest for 15 minutes, add the sauce and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

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For the pork belly:

  • 2 kg piece of pork belly; skin on and scored
  • 1 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt
  • White or black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. toasted cumin seeds; roughly ground
  • 1 tbsp. ginger; peeled and chopped
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 garlic cloves; peeled and crushed


For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. ginger; peeled and chopped
  • 1 green chilli; chopped (optional)
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ½ cup sherry
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil