Crispy Pork Belly!

Monday, June 11, 2012

This is a thai version of cripsy pork belly! Definitely not for the faint-hearted ;)
This takes a lot of preparation but completely worth it....the orginal recipe can be found here:

  • 1 kg pork belly or more
  • 2 Tablespoons of kikkoman gluten free soy sauce or Coconut Aminos
  • a sprinkle of sugar
  • dash of pepper
  • beef tallow for deep frying

Marinate your pork belly with the soy, sugar and pepper for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Remove marinated pork from fridge and steam over a steamer or pot steamer for 1 hour, check the water and top up with boiling water if necessary.

Remove pork from the steamer, prick the pork skin all over with a folk. Mix 2tbs of salt and 1tbs of white vinegar into a paste and rub it over the pork skin. Cut pork into 2cm strips and leave them in the fridge uncovered overnight, this is a very important step to dry the pork out.

Fry pork strips in hot beef tallow until golden delicious.  Drain well and it's ready to be eaten!!
I didn't want to overcook mine so I removed them, sliced the pork skin off and put the skin back into the deep fryer until crispy!  I kept the stock from the steamer and then made a gravy with it, I found it too rich with the pork belly so instead we opted for some sweet chilli sauce and it was AMAZING!!


  1. Thanks for trying out the recipe and the link too :)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing it! I don't think I'll ever have pork belly any other way now :)


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