There’s Nothing Like Sweet, Sticky, Pork Belly

This Asian-style pork belly is sweet, savory, and super comforting, and tastes good over plain noodles or rice for an easy yet delicious meal.


  • 20 oz of lean pork belly 
  • 5 cups of water 
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 1 green onion 
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of light and dark soy sauce each
  • 3 tablespoons of rice wine


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and cube up the pork belly. 
  2. Add it to the water with ginger, garlic, and pork, and boil for 4 minutes. 
  3. Take out the pork, drain and dry it, and throw away the other ingredients in the pot. 
  4. Dry the pot, turn the heat to high, and add in the oil.
  5. Cook the pork until itโ€™s brown, reduce the heat to low, and add in the sugar. Melt it and coat the pork in it. 
  6. Pour in both soy sauces along with the rice wine, stir for 5-10 minutes until the liquid has reduced to a thick glaze, and then add the last cup of water. 
  7. Stir everything, cover it, and let it simmer for 45 minutes. 
  8. Stir the pork a few times until the sauce is totally thick and glossy, and youโ€™re ready to eat.