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a plate of pork belly pieces garnished with green onions

Chinese BBQ Pork Belly Bites

These crispy pork belly bites are braised in the most amazing Chinese BBQ inspired braising liquid, then fried to crispy perfection.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 633kcal



  • Combine all ingredients (oil) in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the pork belly, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or large pot over medium heat (heat to about 325-350F degrees).
  • Add the pork belly (separate in two batches) and cook until browned and crisp on the outside. Remove and drain.
  • Serve immediately with toothpicks. *Optional-serve drizzled lightly with the cooking liquid for added flavor.


  1. Pork belly will smoke a little with frying, so make sure you have the fan on. Turn the heat down if it starts to smoke too much (or starts to burn).
  2. Reserving the cooking liquid is optional only if you want to drizzle a bit over the pork belly bites before serving them.
  3. These bites can also be made into a meal by serving them alongside fried rice and/or spicy green beans.
  4. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more).


Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg