Chinese style Crispy Pork Belly

Another pork dish that I loveee very much, is the crispy pork belly. It took me a while to finally decide to make this, because it does take time. I have to think ahead if I want to have it on which day so that I can prepare one day in advance. Why? The marinate takes at least 24 hours! But I can say that the result is very satisfying! The pork turns out to be so nice, crispy, and salty!

I paired it with Indonesian sambal matah (check on my recipe on how to make it). I love to mix Chinese and Indonesian taste, because that’s where I am made of and that’s how the new food innovation develops… 🙂


1 kg                 pork belly

First marinate mixture, for the meat side (without the rind)

1 tsp                five spice powder

½ tsp               pepper

1 tbsp              Shaoxing rice wine

Second marinate mixture, for the rind

2 tsp                salt

1 tbsp              rice wine vinegar

Third mixture, for roasting

1 kg                 coarse salt

2 j                    egg white


  • Slice the pork meat (not the rind) into a few sections so that when you marinate, the marinate sauce can easily absorb to the pork and it makes easier later to cut.
  • Spread the first marinate sauce with a brush to cover the pork (meat side).
  • Put the pork on a flat plate, rind side up.
  • Spread the second mixture with a brush on the rind.
  • Marinate overnight in the fridge.
  • Pre-heat oven 210 degrees Celsius.  Prepare the third mixture.Take out the marinated pork from the fridge.
  • Use a sharp knife to pierce the pork rind to make a lot of small holes. This can give the crispiness to the skin later.
  • Prepare the third mixture
  • On the aluminum foil, spread 1/3 of the third mixture, press it with hand until it’s more less as big as the pork belly, lay down the pork rind side up on top of the third mixture.
  • Use the rest of the mixture to cover the entire pork belly, make sure to spress it with hand until its nice and tight.
  • Grill it in the over for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Take the pork belly from the oven, remove all the coarse salt.
  • Put the pork belly back to the oven (just the upper grill) with a new aluminum foil another 15-25 minutes until the skin is nice and crispy.
  • Once it’s done, take it out, wait about 10 minutes and cut them.
  • Ready to serve.

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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