Chinese Braised Pork Belly Recipe

This Chinese braised pork belly recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. The tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork belly is slow-cooked in a fragrant mixture of soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, and spices, resulting in a dish that is rich, hearty, and deeply satisfying. With just a little bit of time and effort, you can create a truly delicious meal that will transport your taste buds straight to China.


  • 1 lb pork belly, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a large pot, heat up the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ginger, garlic, and green onions and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add the pork belly pieces and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes, until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise, and water to the pot.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 1-2 hours, until the pork is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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