Chinese-style Glazed Pork Belly

Sometimes you want take out but don’t want to order in, go out or is just expensive. The solution is easy. Make take out at home!! This glazed pork will have you delighted!! Try it!


20 oz pork belly, lean

6 cups water, divided

4 slices of fresh ginger

2 spring onion, cut in two pieces each

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons light soy sauce

3 tablespoons dark soy sauce

3 tablespoons shaoxing rice wine

cooked rice, for serving

sliced green onion, for serving


Cut the pork belly into roughly 1-inch cubes.

Bring 1 liter of water to a boil in a pot, then add the pork, ginger, onion, and garlic, and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Remove the pork from the water using a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with a paper towel. Discard the remaining water and vegetables.

Clean and dry the pot, then return it to high heat and add the olive oil. Return the pork to the pan and cook until browned. The oil may pop and splatter, so be careful.

Add the brown sugar, then reduce the heat to low. Stir continuously until the sugar has melted, caramelized, and coated the pork evenly.

Immediately add the soy sauces and rice wine, stirring continuously for 5-6 minutes more, or until the liquid has reduced to a thick glaze.

Add the remaining water. Stir, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Make sure the mixture is at a low simmer, not boiling. Stir every 10 minutes or so, adding more water if the pot is getting dry.

Remove the lid. The sauce should coat the pork in a very thick glaze. If it is too runny, continue to stir, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced.

Serve immediately over a bowl of rice and sprinkle with sliced green onions and enjoy!

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