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sliced pork belly with honey garlic sauce

Sliced Pork Belly with Honey Garlic Sauce

Easy Pan-fried Pork Belly with Honey Garlic Sauce - only 30 minutes from start to finish!  You'll love crispy pork belly with the Asian-inspired sauce!  The recipe explains how to cook pork belly slices in a frying pan on stove top, without using the oven!  

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 689 kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds , toasted
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • salt , to taste


How to cook sliced pork belly

  1. Slice pork belly into small cube-like pieces. Slice off extra fat, if you wish.
  2. Add sliced pork belly to a large pan and start frying on high heat. Do not add cooking oil.  

  3. Constantly move pork belly slices in the beginning.  Cook them for about 5 minutes on one side on high heat, then 5 minutes on the other side on high-medium heat.   Use splatter screen.  The total cooking time should be about 10 minutes.   Reduce heat to medium, if the pan gets too hot. The sliced pork belly should get crispy and browned. 

  4. As you're cooking you might have to reduce heat from high to medium as the pan gets hot. There shouldn't be any burnt pieces and the pan should not get burned on the bottom (I used stainless steel pan). Don't crowd the pan. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you might have to do this in 2 batches.

  5. Remove pan-fried pork belly slices to a plate.  Remove extra fat from the frying pan. 

Honey Garlic Sauce

  1. Add 1/4 cup honey and 3 tablespoons tamari sauce, and minced garlic. 

  2. Heat up the sauce until it boils, reduce heat, and cook for about 1 minute stirring. Remove from heat. 

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and stir it in.  Add back the sliced pork belly.  

  4. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds on top.  Top with chopped green onion, and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Sliced Pork Belly with Honey Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 793mg34%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.