Sweet Soy Braised Pork Belly


  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped or crushed
  • 5cm ginger, peeled, finely shredded
  • 5 stalks spring onions, finely sliced
  • 100g white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy
  • 4 tablespoons light soy
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 150ml Shaoxin rice wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1kg pork belly, cut into 3cm pillars
  • 3 bunches broccolini, cut into roughly 6cm batons
  • 3 cups steamed Jasmine rice for serving


Step 1.
Select SAUTÉ, then press START/STOP. Immediately combine the olive oil, garlic, ginger and spring onions in the Crock-Pot® Express Crock XL Multi-Cooker and cook until golden and fragrant.

Step 2.
Add the sugar, soy sauces, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, Shaoxin rice wine and water. Stir to ensure the sugar is not sitting on a clump on the bottom, then arrange the pork pieces evenly over the surface. Secure the lid ensuring the steam release valve is in the seal (closed) position. Press START/STOP.

Step 3.

Step 4.
Once the cooking process has finished, carefully release the pressure. When all the steam has escaped, remove the lid and nestle the broccolini through the pork, so it’s submerged in the sauce.

Step 5.
Secure the lid again to allow the broccoli to blanche for 5-10 minutes in the residual heat, until crunchy but not raw.

Step 6.
To serve, garnish the pork with the sliced spring onions and serve with steamed rice

Serves 4 – 6

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