Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 piece of pork belly weighing approximately

  2. 1 kg

  3. 3 tablespoons of coarse / rock salt

  4. 2 tablespoons of fine salt

  5. 1 tablespoon of five-spice powder

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Clean pork belly and pat dry with kitchen towel. Rub fine salt and five-spice powder on meat. Rub coarse salt on skin.

  2. Heat up oven at gas mark 4 (about 180 degrees celcius). Place pork belly on a rack with a tray underneath to catch dripping oil. Roast the pork belly for at least 30 minutes and until the coarse salt crystalises just like in the picture above.

  3. Remove the salt crystals and continue to roast till the skin is crispy. (Alternatively, what my mother-in-law did was to remove the pork belly and fry the pork belly in a wok with skin-downwards and without oil on medium heat till the skin turned crispy)

  4. I have heard of some of the chinese roast pork recipe which called for the pork belly skin to be poked with a sharp knife so as to enable the fat to ooze out faster during roasting. You can try this additional step as well prior to rubbing the coarse salt.

  5. Cut into small bite sizes prior to serving.

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