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Sticky Chinese language Pork Stomach – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

This Sticky Chinese language Pork Stomach is one among my absolute favorite recipes on the weblog. Try my three step course of for pork that is meltingly tender, with a crispy exterior and gloriously sticky/candy/spicy coating.

Close up overhead image of sticky Chinese pork belly, topped with chillies and spring onions in a silver frying pan.
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I ponder what number of recipes I’ve revealed with sticky within the title…

Sticky hen stir fry, Gingerbread cake with Sticky Whisky glaze, sticky Asian sea bass this sticky pork stomach and AT LEAST ten others (simply did a fast depend).  I am all in regards to the sticky. Simply name me sticky Nicky.

Really do not. That sounds bizarre.

I typically prefer to child myself and name it caramelized – like this ‘caramelized beef brisket‘.  However on the finish of the day, I simply imply coated in some sort of sugar after which cooked till you attain the darkish brown, shiny stage, creating an intense flavour that takes no matter you’ve simply made to a complete new stage. How might something completed in that method not style wonderful?

For this recipe, the sticky layer is added proper on the finish.  Do not be fooled although.  Simply because the pork hasn’t been marinating for hours, does not imply it is not going to style wonderful (I confused myself with double negatives there, however I am mainly saying it tastes wonderful despite the fact that we’re solely glazing on the finish).

📋 What do we want?

For the slow-cooked pork stomach

Ingredients for slow cooked pork belly on a wooden table.

For the sticky glaze

Ingredients for the glaze for sticky Chinese pork belly laid out on a wooden table. There is a list of the ingredients as an overlay in a blue box.

📺 Watch methods to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.

  • This pork truly has three layers of flavour.  The primary coming from being slow-cooked in a pan for two hours with inventory, garlic, ginger, rice wine and a little bit sugar:
  • The second layer comes from being crisped in a pan with a little bit vegetable oil and seasoning (it is truly laborious to not simply cease proper right here and eat it from the pan like this).
  • The ultimate layer coming from the soy/chilli/sugar/lemongrass and a few different components which are stirred collectively, then poured over the fried pork, earlier than effervescent away till thick and shiny.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP The fats can spit fairly a bit on the frying stage so we use a splatter display/guard (<<– affiliate hyperlink) to forestall scorching oil spitting out in every single place.

Overhead image of sticky Chinese pork belly in a silver frying pan. The pan is on a wooden table and there are spring onions, chillies and fried rice in bowls around the pan.

🍽️ What to serve it with

That is it.  Three layers of flavour in a easy recipe that basically does take minimal effort.

A bowl of Chinese sticky pork belly pieces against a dark background. There is a piece being lifted from the bowl with a pair of wooden chopsticks. There are ingredients scattered around and a bowl of colourful vegetables in the background.

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Close up image of bowl of Chinese sticky pork belly pieces. A piece is being taken from the bowl using a pair of chopsticks.

Sticky Chinese language Pork Stomach

Sticky Chinese language Stomach Pork – Gradual-cooked till meltingly tender after which completed with a sticky chilli glaze.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 2 hrs 15 minutes

Complete Time 2 hrs 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Asian, Chinese language

Servings 6 small servings

Energy 531 kcal


  • Add pork stomach slices, inventory, ginger, garlic, rice wine and sugar to a heavy-based pan. I take advantage of a forged iron casserole pan.

    1 kg (2.2lb) rindless pork stomach slices, 1 litre (4+ ¼ cups) scorching hen inventory, 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp rice wine, 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • Carry to the boil, then place a lid on, flip down the warmth and simmer for two hours.

  • Flip off the warmth, take away the pork from the pan and pat it dry utilizing kitchen towels. You may reserve the liquid for those who like (Good for a Thai or Chinese language noodle soup).

  • Chop the pork into chew sized chunks.

  • In a small bowl, combine collectively 1 tbsp of the oil, together with a pinch of salt and pepper, the ginger, chilli, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and lemongrass paste.

    1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, 1 purple chilli, 2 tbsp Honey, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 3 tbsp darkish soy sauce, 1 tsp lemon grass paste, pinch of salt and pepper

  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil to a frying pan and warmth over a medium-high warmth.

  • Add within the pork, together with a pinch of salt and pepper, and fry, turning frequently, till the pork begins to show golden. Watch out because the oil can splatter at this stage (I like to recommend a splatter guard).

    pinch of salt and pepper

  • Now pour the glaze over the pork and proceed to cook dinner for a few minutes, turning the pork usually, till the pork appears darkish and sticky.

  • Take away from the warmth and serve. I prefer to high with a number of spring onions and chopped chillies.

    Chopped spring onions, Chopped purple chillies

✎ Notes

Can I make it forward?
Sure, you can also make it as much as the tip of step 2 (the place the pork is sluggish cooked after which drained). Then shortly cool, cowl and refrigerate (for as much as two days) or freeze. Defrost within the fridge in a single day earlier than slicing and frying the meat.
You can even make the sauce forward, then cowl and refrigerate it as much as a day forward.
Can I make it Gluten free?
Sure! Substitute the soy sauce with tamari. I’ve accomplished this a number of instances and it really works nice.
Substitute the rice wine with sherry (often gluten free, however finest to verify).
Additionally be sure you use gluten free inventory.

Vegetarian Possibility?
I have not tried this with a meat-like various, however my Asian-style cauliflower wings make an incredible various.
Can I take advantage of my sluggish cooker?
Sure, you are able to do the primary stage within the sluggish cooker. Cook dinner on excessive for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours. Regulate the extent of liquid and high up with a little bit extra if wanted.
Dietary info is per serving.


Energy: 531kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 33gFats: 38gSaturated Fats: 15gSodium: 654mgPotassium: 49mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 11.2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg

Key phrases Any Time Of the yr, Date Night time, banquet

This publish was first revealed in March 2015. Up to date in October 2018 after which once more in July 2022 with new pictures, video and a few housekeeping.

A few of the hyperlinks on this publish could also be affiliate hyperlinks – which implies for those who purchase the product I get a small fee (at no further value to you). For those who do purchase, then thanks! That’s what helps us to maintain Kitchen Sanctuary working. The dietary info offered is approximate and may range relying on a number of components. For extra info please see our Phrases & Situations.


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