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overhead view of a plate full of korean style belly bites.

Easy Marinated Pork Belly

Spicy marinated pork belly strips, Korean style. Once the pork is marinated, all you need is a pan and less than 10 minutes to get dinner ready.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 628kcal
Author Adina


  • Large nonstick pan or cast-iron skillet


  • 1 ½ lb pork belly 750 g, Note 1


  • 3 tablespoons Gochujang paste Note 2
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic grated



  • Mix Gochujang paste, oil, vinegar, grated ginger, and grated garlic, soy sauce, and sugar in a medium bowl.

Marinate meat:

  • Remove the skin.
  • Slice the meat ¾ inch (2 cm) thick. Cut the slices into strips about as thick as your finger. Place in the bowl containing the marinade.
  • Combine well until the meat pieces are coated with the sauce.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 12.
  • Remove the meat from the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking if you have the time.


  • Heat a large nonstick pan or cast-iron skillet on high heat. If the pan is not large enough, fry the belly pieces in two batches.
  • Place the meat in the pan and arrange the pieces in a single layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flip the pieces and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. If the meat starts to get too dark, reduce the heat and move the pieces in the pan.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon leaving as much of the rendered fat behind.
  • Serve immediately.


  1. Weighed with the skin still on, you will have a bit less once you remove the skin. You can keep the skin on if you wish, but it becomes somewhat chewy when fried.
  2. I use medium-hot Gochujang paste.


Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg