Braised Pork Belly Recipe with Greens

Chinese braised belly pork with greens

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This really easy Chinese recipe cooks pork low and slow in soy, 5 spice and star anise. It's all cooked in one pot so you can just put it in the oven and forget about it. Serve with rice and greens



  • soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • rice or cider vinegar 60ml
  • honey 2 tbsp
  • star anise 2
  • chinese five spice 1 tsp
  • rice wine or sherry 100ml
  • boneless pork belly 1kg
  • pak choy or Chinese greens a 250g pack or bunch
  • sesame oil
  • cooked rice to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160c/fan 140c/gas 3. Mix the soy, vinegar, honey, spices and rice wine and tip into a shallow baking dish that will hold the pork snugly. Add the pork and cover the dish with foil. Cook for 2½ hours, adding a splash of water if the sauce looks like it might evaporate. Take the foil off and turn the oven up as hot as it will go to crisp the skin and reduce the sauce. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn, it will take about 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile steam the greens and drizzle with a little sesame oil. slice the pork and serve it with the greens, steamed rice and the sauce spooned over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 712
  • Fat 21.5g
  • Carbs 9.5g
  • Protein 49.4g
  • Salt 3.55g