Easy Japanese Recipes

Honey Pork Belly

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Recently by coincidence, I have been receiving a lot of feedback about my recipes from my friends and family.  They knew about my blog when I first started, but I had no idea that they have been actually following my blog and cooking my recipes!  Some of them also asked me to keep sharing more quick and easy recipes for them.  So friends and family, this fast and delicious recipe is for you!

Honey Pork Belly Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Well, it’s for everyone of course.  We are all busy with work, children, social activities, and all the responsibilities we have in our lives.  As I’m a mother of two young children who are considered “very active” according to people who know them well, I am always busy crossing out my To-Do list.  On top of my children’s activities, playdates, and studying, I want my house to be kept clean and tidy and have fresh ingredients in the fridge to cook meals for the family.  The list goes on and on and I’m sure you probably know exactly how I feel. On a busy day where I simply run out of time, I tend to cook donburi (Japanese rice bowl) dish with quick miso soup.  It’s super easy to make but it’s delicious and way better than eating out or taking out food.  It’s nice to have several go-to recipes to count on when our busy lives doesn’t allow time for cooking.  If you ask me my favorite among all the donburi recipes I shared so far, here are my picks:

Unagi Don
Pork Curry Donburi
Tori Soboro Donburi
Crispy Tonkatsu Donburi
Negitoro & Avocado Donburi

They are all easy to make, and more importantly they take very little time!

Honey Pork Belly Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Today I’m guest posting at Wok with Ray.  You might remember my Filipino blogger friend Ray when he blog sat for me when I was in Japan recently.  He shared delicious Stir Fried Shrimp & Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce.  Filipino cuisine loves using pork belly, and as a pork belly lover myself, I’d like to share one of my favorite pork belly recipes.  My family loves to eat this pork belly over rice, like donburi (above).

Please click HERE to read my complete post with recipe at Wok with Ray.  If you are new to his site, you will be in love with his cooking and pictures of delicious meals!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Honey Pork Belly III

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Honey Pork Belly
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Serves: 2
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  1. Slice pork belly into ¼ inch (6-7mm) pieces.
  2. Grate garlic cloves (or you can use a garlic press).
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan and start cooking pork belly on high heat when the frying pan is hot.
  4. The oil might splatter so you can use a splatter screen to avoid mess in your kitchen.
  5. When both side of pork belly is nicely browned, turn off the heat.
  6. Wipe off the excess oil completely.
  7. Turn the heat back on to medium heat and add Seasonings.
  8. Cook over medium heat until the meat start to have nice glaze. Try not to burn the sauce.
  9. Enjoy the juicy flavorful meat with blanched spinach to balance out the palate. Our family’s favorite way of eating Honey Pork Belly is to make a donburi style (rice bowl). Place blanched spinach over a bowl of rice. Lay pieces of pork belly on top and drizzle Japanese mayonnaise with sprinkle of Ichimi Togarashi. The mayonnaise goes amazingly well with the salty sweet sauce.
Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.
Posted in: 30 Minutes Or Less, Easy Dinner Ideas, Pork, Quick & Easy, Rice & Donburi

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 21, 2012, 10:38 am

    Beautiful photos, Nami. Fast and delicious is always perfect! :)

  • Jessica @ Cajunlicious June 21, 2012, 10:51 am

    Beautiful photos as always, and this looks so delicious!

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 21, 2012, 10:51 am

    I only eat pork belly when out at a restaurant. I feel a little scared to do it at home. I have to try this now, looks delicious and quick meals are always welcomed.

  • MaryMoh June 21, 2012, 11:11 am

    This dish looks really delicious and beautifully presented in a nice plate. Love it. Hopping over to Ray’s blog now. Wonderful that you guest post for him….2 amazing bloggers working together. Ray’s blog is one of my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ashley June 21, 2012, 11:43 am

    I always love checking out ray’s recipes, and I’m heading over now to check this one out – you’re always making me hungry, Nami!!

  • Rosa June 21, 2012, 11:51 am

    That looks amazing! I’ll have to try this recipe as I’m a pork belly freak.



  • Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) June 21, 2012, 11:53 am

    wow, that looks mouthwatering – off to check out the recipe!

  • Cristina June 21, 2012, 11:53 am

    Nami: Can I come over for dinner? I can taste and smell this honey pork belly – edible photos! You are a superwoman, balancing home and still producing this gorgeous blog. I’m heading over to Ray’s, right now…I’m a big fan of Wok with Ray’s too! :)

  • Eri June 21, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Nice Guest post Nami, with amazing pictures!

  • Cucina49 June 21, 2012, 12:02 pm

    It’s awesome that your friends and family are following along and cooking your dishes! Off to check out your guest post.

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen June 21, 2012, 12:06 pm

    What beautiful photos and I get drawn to any recipe that says “pork belly”! So I’m heading off to Wok with Ray’s site right now. Thanks for sharing, Nami! And thanks for visiting my blog & giving me your support & friendship!

  • A_Boleyn June 21, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Thanks again for reminding me of how tasty a donburi is and how easy to prepare with fairly short notice. I’ll definitely be visiting the guest post.

    • A_Boleyn June 23, 2012, 7:52 am

      Have made 2 posts on the Wok with Ray now as the first one never appeared. It must still be in moderation (considered spam) along with the 2nd one. Here’s what I posted in the 2nd, by the way.

      It looks like my comment has gone into moderation space as I KNOW that I commented on this post almost as soon as it appeared. I hope the same thing doesn’t happen to this one.

      Congratulations on the guest post. It’s great that a new audience will be able to be exposed to your tasty dishes.

      As I said in my original comment, my father used to buy this cut to smoke (it) and then eat it like bacon but the addition of honey makes it appealing to more sophisticated palates. Although I don’t have any pork belly on hand, I’ve made my own Chinese style barbecued pork and, inspired by your post, used it on a donburi.


      And later in summer rolls.


  • Choc Chip Uru June 21, 2012, 12:45 pm

    It is always nice to hear close family and friends enjoy your blog :D
    And I can definitely see why! Each of your recipes are so tasteful!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 21, 2012, 12:58 pm

    You know I was just talking about making pork belly with Jason over the weekend! I absolutely love the simplicity of this dish and Japanese mayo is my absolute favorite so I will definitely be making this. Jason is going to be so thrilled!

  • Charles June 21, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Mmmm, pork belly :) Looks yummy Nami – I find it interesting, I’ve noticed that more and more of my family has started reading my blog too. They’ll make a sudden comment to me about a recent post and it’s always a complete surprise to me :D

  • Sandra June 21, 2012, 1:47 pm

    I’ve only used pork belly to season beans and greens. This is a great way to prepare. We love pork so I know we’ll love this recipe.

  • Denise Browning@frombraziltoyou June 21, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Nami! I like especially the pork belly that is plated with the rice. It is mouthwatering… Kudos again, dear!

  • wok with ray June 21, 2012, 2:11 pm

    Hi Nami! Thank you soooo much for posting at Wok with Ray. It was really a pleasure working with you and I am truly proud to share this delicious dish.

    ~ ray ~

    • Nami June 25, 2012, 2:16 pm

      Thank YOU!! Glad you and your readers liked it. :-)

  • Carolyn Jung June 21, 2012, 2:18 pm

    Honey. Pork. Belly. Could there be three more magical words? LOL I’m salivating just looking at that big bowl of goodness.

  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts June 21, 2012, 2:19 pm

    Any dish made with pork belly is usually very good but yours really look exceptional!!!!

  • Juliana June 21, 2012, 2:39 pm

    Nami, this pork belly sure looks delicious, so pretty! I will hop to Ray’s site now :)
    Hope you are enjoying your week my dear!

  • Javelin Warrior June 21, 2012, 3:13 pm

    It’s wonderful that your family and friends are following your blog and cooking your dishes – that’s the best endorsement in my opinion! And fast and easy food can be a life-saver, especially when made with the care that you put into all of your recipes… Off to check out your post on Ray’s blog…

  • FreeSpiritEater June 21, 2012, 4:29 pm

    You had me at pork belly, and the added sweetness makes me want it even more. Wow. I love the photos/food styling, amazing as always Nami. Have a good one!

  • Belinda @zomppa June 21, 2012, 5:14 pm

    My knees buckle at the image of this. LOVE me some pork belly…sweet pork belly!

  • Jeannie June 21, 2012, 5:27 pm

    Hi Nami, It is early in the morning here and I am drooling over your pork belly! Great looking dish, I am hopping over to Ray’s to check out the recipe:)

  • Ilke June 21, 2012, 6:45 pm

    I never thought I would say this for pork belly, but looks beautiful in your nice dishes! I would love to try this and make something different (than Southern BBQ).Will be definitely checking his blog.

  • Mel June 21, 2012, 7:05 pm

    Oh my, that was one delicious pork belly. I loves to eat pork belly though I think alot of ladies try to avoid pork belly because of the fat but I just loves eating with the skin too….

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce June 21, 2012, 7:19 pm

    Pork Belly is known for us as “panceta” and we like it so much in BBQ.

  • Sharon @ Feats of Feasts June 21, 2012, 7:24 pm

    I love donburis! And especially this one with pork! My fav protein.

  • Vicki Bensinger June 21, 2012, 7:50 pm

    This dish looks delicious but I’ve never tried pork belly before. I think it’s the name I’m not fond of. I’m sure it’s delicious though. I know many people that love it. I suppose I should give it a try.

  • Blackswan June 21, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Love those presentation, Nami! I love pork bellies be it Japanese or any other styles. Chinese cook them in a different manner but I also enjoy ordering this dish in Japanese restaurants :)

  • Eha June 21, 2012, 8:52 pm

    What a simple and fabulous recipe: variations of which I have many times done before when I have needed soul food! Funny: ‘big shop’ arrived yesterday and I distinctly remember pork belly as one item in the fridge!! Thank you, Nami :) !

  • Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 21, 2012, 9:12 pm

    A friend of my daughter’s who lived with us during much of her high school years wrote to me this morning to say she’s been reading all my blog posts and said, “I can see your facial expressions in every line.” I had to laugh. At least I’m me. :)

    I’m off to Ray’s

  • Sook June 21, 2012, 9:24 pm

    Wow, Nami I would love to try this recipe. In Korea, we eat something similar, thinly sliced pork belly. But normally, we grill it or marinade it in spicy gochujang sauce. Your honey version looks so delicious! Yum!

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover June 21, 2012, 11:01 pm

    I like to prepaer donburi too. When i returned from Japan, the next day i tried to cook pork curry donburi using the curry roux that i bought and follow your recipe, my son asked for second serving..it was simple and yummy. Thanks Nami..This honey pork recipe sound yummy too, will check recipe later, now need to go out fetch kids from school . Have a lovely weekend ahead.

  • chinmayie @ love food eat June 21, 2012, 11:03 pm

    Love the arial shot of the dish. Looks mouth watering.

  • Jill @ MadAboutMacarons June 22, 2012, 12:30 am

    Oh my goodness, Nami. These look so utterly tasty!

  • Nandita June 22, 2012, 1:06 am

    Lovely photography and styling. I just loved that wooden tray :)

  • Adriana @ HealthLivingRepublic June 22, 2012, 2:52 am

    Hi Nami, I have been following your posts for a few months now. I also have tried some of your recipes and they tasted really good. The step by step instructions are clear and easy to follow. So just would like to thank you for sharing those yummy recipes. Keep them coming!

  • Hotly Spiced June 22, 2012, 4:29 am

    I love pork belly Nami and this is a fabulous recipe. It looks great, it’s cooked with wonderful flavours and I just wish I could be enjoying some right now. This is definitely a recipe I would love to cook xx

  • Sissi June 22, 2012, 6:47 am

    Nami, it looks absolutely gorgeous! The worst thing is that yesterday my butcher ran out of pork belly and I had to buy some pork loin instead. Not that I dislike it, but I have been craving pork belly for such a long time… and now you post this beauty! I think I will cheer myself up with tonkatsu ;-)
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I am sure I would love your honey pork!
    PS I have also started to cook donburi more and more! I don’t remember last time I made Italian pasta for example ;-) It’s an excellent idea to remind us of some of your other donburi dishes.

  • elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds June 22, 2012, 7:03 am

    Nami, I love pork belly; it’s so tasty and delicious. Your way of making it adds a whole other dimension to it for the texture, and the flavor, not to mention how pretty it looks.
    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe, and method!

  • Lori Lynn June 22, 2012, 7:22 am

    I really like the balance of blanched spinach. Looks like a great meal!
    I have to go see Ray’s blog…

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book June 22, 2012, 9:36 am

    Nami, you have the most magnificent recipes!
    :-) Mandy

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) June 22, 2012, 9:39 am

    Nami, don’t you know that I am trying to get in summer shape, LOL! I have been wanting to buy pork belly for weeks but have avoided it because I knew I’d throw my diet out the window if I had some in my kitchen. Then you had to post this recipe! Fine. I’ll HAVE to make this now. I suppose I’ll just have to be extra strict with portion control. :) :)
    Will check out your guest post!

  • Ramona June 22, 2012, 9:46 am

    I have never worked with pork belly… but it sure looks delicious!! I would eat that bowl of yumminess any day. :) Have a great weekend!!

  • Liz June 22, 2012, 11:16 am

    I think all of us moms need a huge repertoire of fast and easy dinner recipes. This pork belly sounds fantastic…I’ll have to see if my butcher has any of this cut. I’m certain they can get it :) Thanks, my friend!!!

  • Caroline June 22, 2012, 12:02 pm

    So nice when you hear that friends and family are making your recipes, huh? I still find myself surprised when people tell me that they make mine. Makes ya feel good though! This pork belly recipe sounds amazing, Nami. Right up my alley. :)

  • yummychunklet June 22, 2012, 12:10 pm

    Ooh, yum! Delicious, especially with the honey!

  • ChopinandMysaucepan June 22, 2012, 12:35 pm

    Dear Nami,

    I think pork belly is so versatile that it can accommodate either a classic savoury or sweet recipe and honey is one great ingredient to transform it to another level. That piece of pork belly looks so perfectly rectangular and love that option of Japanese mayo too.

  • Caroline June 22, 2012, 12:45 pm

    Hmmm, thank you so much for posting this! I love donburis but somehow have only tried a couple of times to make them a home. I can’t wait to try all your donburi recipes!

  • Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings June 22, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Oh yes, Asian fried bacon! I’m in 7th heaven! Pork belly cooked in any way is delicious – can’t argue with that! Nami, your presentations are always so dainty, and “clean”, and minimalist! I guess that’s the Japanese efficiency and aesthethic – which is a very good thing! I look at your food and I am so calm…

  • Martyna@WholesomeCook June 22, 2012, 1:38 pm

    I love this sort of pork belly! And didn’t realize how quick it was to make indeed! Thanks for sharing Nami!

  • Susie June 22, 2012, 2:38 pm

    I am loving this recipe! I have made pork belly a lot of different ways and I am totally excited to try making it this way!

  • Kristy June 22, 2012, 3:09 pm

    This looks delicious Nami! I had my first pork belly this past winter. It’s very good. I love your presentation here. And I’m with you…we need those easy go-to recipes. :)

  • Lyndsey @The Tiny Skillet June 22, 2012, 4:16 pm

    Nami, this pork belly looks so good, and as many of your dishes…always dressed to the hilt! :) It looks like you top this almost like you would okonomiyakai. I still have to try Japanese mayonnaise, I am hoping it is not at all sweet. I do love your recipes and photos. It is impressive that you can do all of this with two young, very active kids!! ;)

  • Holly | Beyond Kimchee June 22, 2012, 5:29 pm

    What an easy and quick idea to bring a pork dish to the dinner table. I love your photos. They are so bright and vibrant.

  • myfudo June 22, 2012, 6:00 pm

    LOve the presentation. The mayo on top looks really great! I am sure it will make the dish yummier too. This post is a winner. Thanks for posting.

  • Shirley June 22, 2012, 7:32 pm

    Nami, I’m getting so hungry looking at this! I really enjoy pork belly, and you make it look so easy.

  • Malou | Skip to Malou June 22, 2012, 7:54 pm

    pork belly.. now we’re talking haha. You’re definitely right with Filipinos… they love their pork haha.
    I’m off to Ray’s. This is definitely an easy peasy recipe. Great take on the belly!

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake June 23, 2012, 1:19 am

    Ahh I love pork belly! It’s my favourite meat, I like it however it’s made. :D Thanks for sharing this recipe Nami!

  • Valerie Brunmeier June 23, 2012, 10:13 am

    Looks yummy Nami. I’m going to go check out the full post on Ray’s site!

  • Ira Rodrigues June 23, 2012, 7:48 pm

    I like everything cooked or glaze in honey, your dish absolutely scrumptious! and you drooling photo, oh my…yum

  • Shannon | JustAsDelish June 23, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Nami, I don’t know how you do it all, you are a superwoman! wish I am as hardworking as you.. :) The splatter screen is such a great invention, but I don’t think I’ve seen it sold in my city. usually I just use a wok cover, but the wok/pan will end up with lots of smoke. Besides amazon, where else is this splatter screen sold? at daiso?

  • Beth Michelle June 24, 2012, 3:31 am

    Nami, I am so happy to be back in the states where so many of the ingredients I need to make your recipes are available, unlike Israel. I would never be able to find pork belly in Israel no matter how hard I tried. I just LOVE it and will now be able to make this delicious dish!!! Cant wait to try it.

  • FiSh June 24, 2012, 6:46 am

    oh finally some porky meal to go! :) good ratio of fat and lean meat there

    Latest: Pretty Whitesoot

  • Katia June 24, 2012, 9:15 am

    Nami, I’ve missed your recipes, they’re so tasty and mouth-watering and this pork belly looks so good… I’ve actually never cooked it, but I’m sure I would enjoy it a lot : )

  • Kim Chiu June 24, 2012, 10:29 am

    This looks really yummy!

  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman June 24, 2012, 1:51 pm

    I hear you re your busy schedule!

  • Vicky @ Ursine Cuisine June 24, 2012, 2:34 pm

    Looks delicious! Pork belly is one of my all-time favourites, and this looks totally great!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Nina June 24, 2012, 3:51 pm

    You make the food look so beautiful Nami…its so appetizing:) Though am a vegetarian….i enjoy reading your post. I would love have such yummy food…thinking of making a switch.:)

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry June 24, 2012, 7:26 pm

    Personally, I’ve never been a fan of pork belly, but most of my friends are. I will have to share your recipe with them:)

  • [email protected] June 24, 2012, 8:14 pm

    I am totally loving the one rice bowl dinner concept! We are heading to that direction with our family dinner too!

  • Raymund June 25, 2012, 1:06 am

    I think this goes on the top of my list in my favourite dishes on your site! Pork belly is my favourite pork part

  • Lauren @ Part Time House Wife June 25, 2012, 6:40 am

    Isn’t that the best when you run into someone and they tell you how much they love your blog!?!? I’m always like… People outside of bloggers actually read…and like… what I’m doing??? LOL. It’s awesome.
    This recipe looks delish. and your photos are incredible.

  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles June 25, 2012, 8:19 am

    Nami, your pork recipe is lovely but it’s your photos that have me on my knees… ;-) – truly, the colour and light coming off your images is extraordinary. The pork is literally glistening – gorgeous!

  • kitchenriffs June 25, 2012, 8:21 am

    Really great recipe! I love pork belly, but only cook it a few ways (it’s sensational in a Chinese red braise). I’ll check out Ray’s to read it there, too!

  • Jay June 25, 2012, 9:19 am

    sounds lipsmacking
    Tasty Appetite

  • Alyssa June 25, 2012, 9:55 pm

    I know exactly how you feel about being a busy mom! I love this recipe! Pork belly is actually one of the few cuts of pork that is somewhat easy to find here (in non-Halal grocery stores that cater to westerners.) I’ve never been able to make pork belly successfully though. I think I’m going to pick some up this weekend and keep my laptop next to me in the kitchen so I can follow your recipe :) I can’t wait to make this one!!! :)

  • Eftychia June 25, 2012, 10:15 pm

    I love Japanese food and I am so glad I discovered your blog! Thanks for sharing all those delicious recipes with us!

  • love2dine June 26, 2012, 5:13 am

    Absolutely gorgeous picture!

  • Yelena June 26, 2012, 9:39 am

    You are welcome any time in our house-))) Looks amazing!

  • Suzanne June 27, 2012, 10:42 am

    Fabulous looking pork belly my husband would be in pork heaven for sure I will have make this for him.
    Glad you liked my pancake recipe, can’t wait to see it on your blog too.

  • Natalie June 27, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Table for 1 please at Nami’s Kitchen! Wow these look so good!

  • Nate @ House of Annie June 28, 2012, 12:47 am

    oooh! I could eat half that pan of pork belly all by myself.

    Where do you buy your belly from?

    • Nami June 28, 2012, 1:03 am

      I got this particular pork belly from a Japanese supermarket Nijiya and some high-end American supermarkets also carry it too. :-)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 30, 2012, 3:22 am

    OMG Nami!! This recipe looks amazingly easy and yummy :) My partner has been cutting down on his beef intake because the Chinese doctor said it’s not good for his skin, so we’re eating a lot more chicken and pork :) I can’t wait to try this recipe~ Will let you know when I do!

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking July 1, 2012, 7:27 am

    Oh Nami you hit the spot…even though we are preparing it differently I have to try this too…Very tempting and i am getting hungry, very hungry! I am craving pork belly for breakfast:))))
    Congrats on the guest post..will check it out soon!!!!
    Have a lovely week and enjoy 4th with your family and friends!

  • Food Jaunts July 1, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Bookmarked!!! Must make this soon. As a Filipino I heartily agree that we LOVE pork belly.

  • Nic@diningwithastud July 2, 2012, 7:19 pm

    What a simple marinade with such a stunning result. You’re so inspiring :)

  • Magic of Spice July 7, 2012, 1:28 pm

    What a beautifully prepared dish and lovely recipe! I will jump over to check out your guest post :)

  • Sook July 22, 2012, 11:56 am

    Hi Nami! I’m making this for lunch today! Wish me luck! Looks so yummy!

  • hui c July 26, 2012, 10:22 am

    thank you for sharing this super easy, super yummy treat. saw it in sook’s blog and made some with chicken today. delicious! will definitely use pork belly next time ^^

    • Nami July 31, 2012, 9:45 pm

      Hi Hui C! Thank you so much for trying this recipe! I’d definitely use chicken next time! :D Sorry for my late response…

  • Ice September 21, 2012, 12:37 am

    Hi I just found this yesterday night and tried it today! Yummy! My sons love it! Btw, wanna ask you whether did u add water while cooking this? Thanks for your Sharing! Enjoy your blog!!

    • Nami September 22, 2012, 10:05 pm

      Hi Ice! Glad you liked it. No water is added. If the last picture looks more watery, it’s just sauce. :) If you didn’t have enough liquid, turn down the heat more so it own’t evaporate sooner. :)

  • cheryl s. September 22, 2012, 5:50 pm

    Are you removing the hard rind from the pork belly first?

    • Nami September 22, 2012, 11:32 pm

      Thanks for asking Cheryl! The pork belly I used is from a Japanese market, and they usually remove it before selling. So mine didn’t have the hard rind. Please remove it before you cook. Thank you!

  • Shut Up & Cook | The Attainable Gourmet December 1, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Pork Belly is one of my absolute favorite meats…so underutilized and so delicious. This recipe sounds fantastic. Excited to give it a try!

  • S. Howard February 8, 2013, 8:03 pm

    I don’t think I’ve mention donburi as one of my favorite Japanese dishes, yet. Especially on week days when I’m tired from work. I really LOVE to make the honey pork belly recipe that you have here, but I make other toppings for my bowls too.

    • Nami February 11, 2013, 11:04 am

      Thank you S. Howard! Donburi dishes are all really easy to make (and clean after dinner!) and very fulfilling too! Thank you for the kind comment! :)

  • lana February 13, 2013, 9:37 am


    It seems your recipes were not match with the picture. I cliked on the ice cream with green color, they show me the recipe of the peanut butter ice cream, or I want the red egg recipe, it shows me the devil egg, so disappointed.


    • Nami February 13, 2013, 9:47 am

      Hi Lana! I’m sorry but the recipes (links) you were checking are NOT in my blog. It’s a link exchange program between websites and those recipes are on someone’s site. I’ll let the program know that the pictures and links were not matching. Thank you!

  • Asante April 14, 2013, 9:30 pm

    Thank you so much for this amazing (simple, delicious, fast!) recipe. I had pork belly in the fridge and didn’t want to make the usual Vietnamese caramelized pork dish, so I googled pork belly and saw your beautiful photos. The promise of a fast meal had me sold. My husband was incredibly happy – apparently this dish is very reminiscent of one of his favorite childhood dishes. So thank you thank you thank you! This will be a staple.

    • Nami April 15, 2013, 10:22 am

      Hi Asante! I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed this dish. We can’t have enough quick and delicious recipes for busy weeknights and I’m glad you two liked this recipe. Thank you so much for your kind feedback! :)

  • Lisa April 28, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Thank you very much! We enjoyed this dish thoroughly (as in I doubled it and it’s all gone now).

    • Nami April 29, 2013, 9:36 pm

      Hi Lisa! I’m so glad to hear you liked this recipe. Thank you so much for your kind feedback. :)

  • Madame A May 15, 2013, 10:30 am

    Just made this with chicken wings – amazing!! Also didn’t have honey so used agave syrup. Yum!!!

    • Nami May 16, 2013, 1:25 pm

      Hi Madame A! Thank you for trying this recipe! Really happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for your feedback! :)

  • RuiBin May 28, 2013, 6:52 pm

    Your honey belly pork recipe is superb. My family enjoys it and it has become a weekly ‘must’. Thank you very much for sharing. Good health to you n family.

    • Nami May 30, 2013, 11:29 pm

      Hi RuiBin! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and I’m really happy to hear your family enjoyed it. You made my day!! :) xo

  • TA June 6, 2013, 10:17 pm

    hi Nami, I just made the honey pork belly today following your recipe with minor changes, I boiled the pork a little bit to get rid of the smell, and the fried the pork. Also instead of waiting for them to be brown on both sides to wipe off the excess oil, I wiped off the excess oil during the frying process,
    about the seasoning, I followed the exact amount of honey, soy sauce and oyster sauce but also added my version of hot chili pepper oil,
    I have to Say : IT tastes LIP SMACKINGLY DELICIOUS, I do not like eating pork that much, but this recipe I can say it is a bomb,
    Thank you Nami

    • Nami June 6, 2013, 11:34 pm

      Hi TA! YAY!!!! Really happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! It’s really simple dish to make, too (not that complicated). My husband usually adds spice after as kids and I don’t eat spicy food. Your comment just made my day! THANK YOU! xo

  • Calum Potter September 9, 2013, 12:07 pm

    This food was glorious! 10/10 would eat again!

    • Nami September 10, 2013, 9:39 am

      Hi Calum! I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for your kind feedback! :)

  • Ling perk October 10, 2013, 11:10 am

    Really gooooood!

    • Nami October 10, 2013, 12:00 pm

      Thank you Ling!

  • Rina June 8, 2014, 5:29 am

    I tried it, Nami. Really yummy! I thought I cooked too much, but we finished all! You are right, it is not chewy or hard but rather crispy. I squeezed in a bit of lemon lemon juice to zest up the taste!

    • Nami June 9, 2014, 1:32 am

      Hi Rina! I’m so glad you liked this recipe! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Squeeze of lemon juice sounds refreshing! :)

  • Preston Barnes September 27, 2014, 7:17 pm

    When I cooked this the flavor was perfect. However, the meat was very chewy and tough. What am I doing wrong?

    • Nami September 28, 2014, 9:56 pm

      Hi Preston! First of all, thank you so much for trying my recipe! Since I haven’t seen the meat so it’s hard to say for sure, but maybe the meat you chose may not have enough fat. I don’t think you did something wrong if you have followed my recipe. Besides the quality of the meat, meat can get chewy when you over cook it. As long as the meat is no longer pink, you should not cook any longer. Hope this helps!

  • haya December 20, 2014, 7:19 pm

    tried cooking this just now and ended up burning the sauce haha
    thanks for the recipe… will try again soon :D

    • Nami December 21, 2014, 12:57 am

      Hi Haya! Oh oh! Sorry to hear that. Next time lower the heat a bit – that probably helps. :) Hope you enjoy it next time!