Crispy Pork Belly with Sticky Dipping Sauce

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 10mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

The crispiest pork belly with the most delicious sticky dipping sauce that has pretty well gone viral throughout the Thermomix® world. Get on it, peeps. Ask your butcher to score the pork belly in a diamond pattern for you without cutting the meat.

recipe updated Oct 30, 2018


  • Pork belly icon
    Pork belly
  • Water icon
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2½ tbsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Rice wine vinegar icon
    Rice wine vinegar
    as needed
  • Water icon
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • White wine icon
    White wine
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 1
  • Ginger icon
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
  • Dark soy sauce icon
    Dark soy sauce
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
  • Cilantro icon
    5¼ tbsp
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    5¼ tbsp


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Varoma dish

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside pork belly: scored
  2. Prep and set aside water: boiling
  3. Get the varoma dish
  4. Add prepared pork belly
  5. Pour prepared water
  6. Pat dry with paper towels
  7. Rub sea salt
  8. Rub extra virgin olive oil
  9. Rub rice wine vinegar
  10. Repeat until coated
  11. Fit the TM5 bowl to TM5
  12. Add water
  13. Boil for approx 8min
  14. Steam varoma dish for approx 15min
  15. Pre-heat
  16. Line a baking dish with parchment paper
  17. Transfer content of varoma dish to baking dish
  18. Rub extra virgin olive oil
  19. Rub rice wine vinegar
  20. Rub sea salt
  21. Add white wine
  22. Cook for 30min until crispy
  23. Increase
  24. Cook for 40min until golden brown
  25. Cook carefully for 2min until crispy
  26. Remove
  27. Cover loosely with foil for 15min
  28. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  29. Add garlic clove
  30. Add ginger
  31. Add fresh chili
  32. Add coconut sugar
  33. Add dark soy sauce
  34. Add sea salt
  35. Blend for approx 10s
  36. Cook for approx 5min
  37. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  38. Get baking dish
  39. Garnish with stem removed cilantro
  40. Garnish with sliced fresh chili
  41. Serve immediately
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