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Pork belly and soybean paste recipe

Let’s see what we can do with soybean paste in this fried pork belly recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Joost Nusselder


  • 3-4 slices pork belly cut into big pieces
  • ½ potato thinly sliced
  • ½ zucchini cut into thin slices
  • ¼ cup white onion chopped into small pieces
  • 2-3 slices ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped for garnishing
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • touch of sesame oil


  • Pan fry pork belly for 3-4 minutes until brown and crisp. Set aside.
  • Add potato, onion, and zucchini into pan. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes under medium-high heat until soft.
  • Toss in ginger and garlic, and pour 1 cup of water into the pan. Stir to mix well.
  • Once water starts to boil, add soybean paste and sugar. Stir to mix well.
  • Turn flame to medium-low heat and simmer for about 10 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pork belly to pan and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and transfer to large serving bowl.
  • Drizzle with sesame oil, sprinkle with green onion, and serve.