I usually make my favourite pork curry and we enjoy it. Apart from that, I’ve only ever made these pan-fried pork chops and thats how long my pork recipe repertoire is. Now that’s just wrong and needed to be fixed. You will see a few more pork recipes coming up. When I was on the lookout for some interesting ways to cook pork, I came across this recipe. I have heard so much about how good pork belly is and also how good a sticky Asian glaze can be, so obviously the two together had to be even better, right? I was so right. The original recipe calls for the pork to be cooked for 2 whole hours. While I’ve done this before when I didn’t have access to my pressure cooker, I knew I wasn’t going to slow cook it this time. I used my pressure cooker and in about 15-20 minutes achieved the same lovely tenderness. If you haven’t tried using a pressure cooker before, you should. Maybe borrow it from a friend and see if it works for you. I use mine all the time. I use it to cook meat, boil dry beans (instead of buying canned ones), boiling potato and beetroot and so much more. I cannot imagine life without my pressure cooker. Oh wait, I did have to wait for a whole year before I got mine from back home and it wasn’t fun. It just cuts down cooking time drastically and you save on gas/energy by cutting down on cooking time. That’s a win-win in my book. I hope to share more pressure cooker recipes with you in future.
Back to the pork belly. There’s beautiful flavour in the meat and the glaze is just a wonderful bonus. One thing I should mention is be very careful when the meat is in the pan, there is a lot of serious popping that goes on and you don’t want to burn yourself. Frying the pork adds some lovely crunchy bits to the pork. So you end up with tender, succulent meat, crunchy bits and a sticky glaze. Yum!!! I served this pork up with a bowl of warm noodles and some stir fried Asian greens.
Chinese Sticky Pork Belly
Adapted from: Kitchen Sanctuary
10 thoughts on “Chinese Sticky Pork Belly”
This sounds absolutely mouthwatering!
Thank you Vineetha … it was 🙂
Hi Trisha this is looking so sticky and yummy! Never thought of using my pressure cooker to cook pork belly..so fast and easy.
Getting the belly tomorrow to cook for dinner…thanks for sharing
and a lovely blog to read too!
Regards and have a great day
Mrs Singh , Ipoh
Mrs. Singh, I hope you enjoy this as much as we did 🙂
This is delicious! I will prepare this evening for my partner. Thank you very much
Thank you Marco. I hope you both enjoy it 🙂
Ive mixed it up and put everything into the pressure cooker it smells amazing unfortunately didnt have time to do your process… wish me luck lol
You will still have lots of flavor. I'd love to know how it turned out.
How long does this cook in an instant pot instead of regular pressure cooker? I didn’t understand the whistle and stuff.
Hi Marla, I’ve never worked with an instant pot before, so I don’t have any idea. On my stove top pressure cooker, the whistle only means the pot has reached full pressure if that helps. Maybe check your manufacturers instructions for any guidelines. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.