Braised Pork Belly (Kong Bak)
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 35minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 35minutes
Cook Time
Main Ingredient
  • 1kg pork belly with skinin one large piece
  • 1/2tsp five-spice powder
  • 2cups Water
  • 1large Onionpeeled and diced
  • 5cloves garlic
  • 1medium cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • five spice powder for marinating
  • 1/4cup soy sause
  • 1/3cup Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1/3cup rock sugar
  • 1/4tsp Ground White Pepper
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish
  1. Pat the pork belly dry with a kitchen towel. Rub the pork belly with five-spice powder and set aside for 30 minutes
  2. Searing the meat (optional): Prese [SAUTE] Mode, add about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and sear the whole pork belly until golden brown.
  3. Press [MEAT/STEW] function with Instant pot: Transfer pork belly into Instant pot. Add water, spices, and seasonings. Cover the lid, turn to seal, Press the Pressure Cook mode and set the timer to 45 minutes.
  4. Natural release pressure and gently remove pork belly to a chopping board and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serving suggestions: Slice pork belly into serving pieces (large or bite-size is up to you). You can serve this with noodle, rice, steamed buns, taco, or salad.