Korean Spicy Pork Belly: A Must Try

Pork belly
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Asian Cuisine for the Win!

Looking to add some bold flavors to your dinner table? This Korean Spicy Pork Belly recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and spicy. Thin slices of tender pork belly marinated in a delicious blend of soy sauce, gochujang, and more before being stir-fried with onions. Garnish with sesame seeds and red chili peppers for an extra pop of flavor. Whether served over rice or wrapped in lettuce leaves, this dish is sure to become a family favorite!

Korean BBQ Pork Belly

Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


For Marinating

  • 500 g 1 lb Pork Belly, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Gochugaru Korean Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine or Dry Sherry
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

For Stir-Frying:

  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Green Onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Steamed Rice or Lettuce Leaves for serving

Optional Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup Kimchi for serving
  • Sliced Red Chili Peppers for garnish


  1. Prepare the Pork: Begin by slicing the pork belly into thin, bite-sized pieces. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, gochugaru, mirin, rice wine, honey, minced garlic, minced ginger, and sesame oil. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the Pork: Add the sliced pork belly to the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for best results.
  3. Cooking: Heat a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the marinated pork belly, along with the marinade, to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Add Vegetables: Add the thinly sliced onion to the skillet and stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent. Stir in the chopped green onions and continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Serve: Transfer the Korean Spicy Pork Belly to a serving dish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with sliced red chili peppers if desired. Serve hot with steamed rice or lettuce leaves and a side of kimchi.
  6. Enjoy: Korean Spicy Pork Belly is best served hot, immediately after cooking. Enjoy the complex flavors of this dish and the wonderful balance of sweet, spicy, and savory notes.

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