Decadent Pork Belly Recipes

We can't get enough of this rich cut of pork

A fatty and rich cut of meat, pork belly becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender after some time in the oven or over the coals. Paired with crisp greens, added to curries, or marinated and roasted until crispy, it's as versatile as it is delicious.

Our siew yoke is pork belly perfection. A combination of roasting, steaming, and broiling gives you incredibly tender meat and shatteringly crisp skin.

Pork belly is rich enough as it is, but why not pair it with pork loin and make porchetta? The belly is wrapped around the loin, keeping the whole roast juicy and flavorful. It's great on it's own, but also makes a wonderful sandwich filling.

If pork wrapped in pork is too extreme, we can work in some vegetables. How about a Thai red curry with green beans or braised pork belly served over a salad of arugula and pears?

Pork belly's fattiness makes it ideal for ground preparations. At Gramercy Tavern in New York, they mix it with beef chuck for kielbasa. Xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, also feature this rich cut.

Check out our collection of decadent pork belly recipes!

Crispy Philippine Slow-Roasted Pork Belly (Bellychon)

Crispy Philippine Slow-Roasted Pork Belly (Bellychon)
"This is my modern take on the traditional Lechon, which is a whole roasted pig. While many of us don't have the space or equipment to roast a whole pig on a spit over coals, this recipe gives you the ability to recreate the idea and flavors." – Leah Cohen of Pig & KhaoMatt Taylor-Gross
Grilled Pork Belly with Butter Corn and Sour-Sweet Cherry-Jalapeño Relish

Grilled Pork Belly with Butter Corn and Sour-Sweet Cherry-Jalapeño Relish

The classic combination of pork and fruit gets the ultimate summer treatment in this dish from John Karangis of Union Square Events. Made tender in an aromatic braise, pork belly gets a quick char on a hot grill before resting atop buttery sweet corn and a relish of sweet and sour cherries tossed with jalepeños and a honey-lime vinaigrette.Matt Taylor-Gross
Crispy Roast Pork (Siew Yoke)

Crispy Roast Pork (Siew Yoke)

With a luscious interior and perfectly crisp crackling, this is everything roast meat should be.Todd Coleman
Red Curry with Pork Belly and Green Beans (Phat Phrik Khing Muu)

Red Curry with Pork Belly and Green Beans (Phat Phrik Khing Muu)

This dish belongs to a category of curries called phat phrik khing, or “dry curry.” It's caramelized in pork fat rather than cracked coconut cream, and there's no coconut milk for gravy, making the flavors of the paste—citrusy lemongrass, gingery krachai, briny shrimp—more pronounced.Penny De Los Santos

Crispy Pork Belly with Persimmons

Crispy Pork Belly with Persimmons
Lovely persimmons aren't just for salads and desserts. We also like to cook them in savory dishes, including this crispy pork belly simmered with miso, honey, and sake. Get the recipe for Crispy Pork Belly with Persimmons »Andre Baranowski
Porchetta Sandwich

Porchetta Sandwich

This succulent roast pork is delicious served on ciabatta buns with hazelnut gremolata and lemon-caper aioli.Todd Coleman
Braised Pork Belly (Wang Choy Chow Sau)

Braised Pork Belly (Wang Choy Chow Sau)

Pork belly is rendered spoon-tender after a long braise with ginger, cloves, cumin, fennel, and star anise. Its cooking liquid can be reduced into a thick, fragrant sauce. Get the recipe for Braised Pork Belly »Ingalls Photography

Shanghai Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao)

Shanghai Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao)
A collagen-rich pork stock is the key to making soup dumplings. It's solid when cold, letting you wrap it in dough. Once steamed, it liquifies into a soup.Maxime Iattoni
Beer-Braised Pork Belly

Beer-Braised Pork Belly Salad

This chile-rubbed, beer-braised pork belly is cooked until tender and served atop arugula and pears. Get the recipe for Beer-Braised Pork Belly Salad »Penny De Los Santos
Kimchi Stew

Kimchi Stew

This traditional Korean stew makes good use of long-aged kimchi. Get the recipe for Kimchi Stew »Todd Coleman
Kielbasa

Kielbasa

These juicy smoked sausages are made with a blend of beef chuck and pork belly or shoulder.Todd Coleman
Porchetta

Porchetta

This dish of pork loin wrapped in pork belly is wonderfully decadent.Todd Coleman