Sticky Chinese Pork Belly

Yes, yes it is as good as it sounds. And bloomin’ easy to make too so I thought I would share the recipe with you lovely lot! Me and the BF made this for tea last night and I can’t stop thinking about it. I would literally eat this for tea all week if I could. Damn I am so lucky to live with him, he is an amazing chef even if I do say so myself!
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So here it is, enjoy! Would love to see your pics if you do make this, tweet me @JustHollieBlog

Pork belly (I get my shopping from Aldi, their meat is so good)
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Mustard powder
1 tsp Ground coriander
1 tsp Ground cumin
1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Black pepper
2 tsp (roughly) Olive oil
Soy sauce (light)
Honey (squeezy)


First of all, mix all of the above spices together and bind with olive oil to make a paste. I have put 2 tea spoons of oil on the ingredients list but if you need more or less, please adapt. You want it to be like a marinade-like consistency.
Rub this all over the pork belly pieces and cover (again use half if you don’t have much pork or double the recipe if you feel like you need to for the amount of pork you have). Leave to marinade for 15 minutes.
Heat a frying pan but do not put any oil in it as the oil is already on the pork in the marinade.
Place pork belly pieces in the frying pan and leave to sear on one side for a few minutes, then when one side is cooked turn over and fry on the other side. This is important because if you keep moving the pork and flipping it constantly it will not colour properly.
When it is crisp and golden, put lots of soy sauce in the pan with it and cook down until it thickens.
Once the soy is thick and you can really smell it, put in a few splashes of boiling water and again, cook down until it thickens.
Lastly, put around 2 tsp of honey in the pan and reduce. When this thickens to your liking you are done!

I like to serve this with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and noodles, or as in the pictures from last night’s dinner, with egg fried rice.

Any questions or problems, please do get in contact as I will be able to help!

Enjoy and sorry not sorry because you will be addicted after trying this!

Just Hollie xox

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