Pork belly is the perfect winter meat and these five pork belly dishes will have you swooning. There’s a classic pork belly with crunchy crisps, Japanese kakuni that comes straight out of a restaurant, pork belly and apple pie, ginger pork belly and rice that you make in a cooker rice and a Chinese pork belly dish for a special occasion!
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We start with the classic pork belly with crunchy crackers. This is a clever but simple method that keeps the meat so soft and melty, makes the fat but crisps the crackling perfectly so you can hear that crackle!
I LOVE Kakuni! This is a Japanese slow-cooked pork belly, slow-cooked for the most delicious ginger-scented melt-in-the-mouth pork. You don’t have to go to a Japanese restaurant for this – it’s also so easy to make at home!
This is a great dish, especially if you have leftover pork belly. Soft pieces of pork belly are combined with apples in a delicious pie. It’s perfect for the weekend too!
I’m a bit obsessed with making things in a rice cooker and this ginger pork belly is a meal in one – there’s even rice and hard boiled eggs in this Asian flavored pork belly and all you have to do is add everything into the rice cooker and let it work!
Red baked pork belly is the name of a classic Chinese dish of pork belly usually prepared for festivals. It’s a two-part recipe that produces a wonderfully smooth pork belly with incredible depth of flavor. Perfect if you want something a little special for dinner.
So tell me dear reader, do you like pork belly? What dish would you like to eat right now?