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Steamed Thick Pork Belly with blackbeans |台湾風 厚切り豚バラ肉豆豉蒸し

Pork belly is one amongst many of my favorite main dish ingredients. There is a variety of ‘pork belly’ recipes in my site, Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, 70℃ Pork Roast, Braised Pork with Chinese Herbs this one joining the group.

Nutritionally, pork has more going than you may realize. It is a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals, the vitamin B1 in the pork is said to relieve fatigue. With the global trade agreements in effect, more of Canadian pork is streaming into Japan, followed by American pork, although the taste of meat is considerably different per say. I personally favor the Canadian pork, next to our Japanese domestic pork but the price of Canadian pork is incomparable to our domestic pork, almost half the price.



The cooking method which I am using is “steaming the marinated pork over medium to low heat” produces a soft and tender meat.

This thick pork belly steak is often used by the Korean barbecue – Samgyupsal. Japanese seem to like to wafer thin pork for the Shabu Shabu style. The cooking method which I am using is “steaming the marinated pork over medium to low heat” produces a soft and tender meat. The herbs used to marinate the meat can be made to suit your taste, I used the Sichuan pepper, thus cuisine travels to a Taiwanese style.

Steamed Thick Pork Belly with blackbeans |厚切り豚バラ肉豆豉蒸し(台湾風)

Course: MainCuisine: Chinese|TaiwaneseDifficulty: Medium


Prep time




  • 4 Slice Thick Pork Belly | 豚バラ厚切り

  • 1 tbsp Black Beans | 豆豉

  • 2 tbsp Chopped Ginger | 生姜の刻み

  • A | Marinate
    1 tbsp Chinese Wine | 紹興酒
    1 tbsp Soy Sauce | 醤油 
    1 tbsp Mirin | みりん
    1/3 tsp Sichuan pepper | 五香粉
    Flour | 粉
  • Sesame Oil | ごま油


  • Leave the pork belly to room temperature. With a sharp knife tip, cut along the surface of the pork belly.
  • Chop the ginger and black beans.
  • Combine the Chinese wine, soy sauce, miring and Sichuan pepper.
    (A) 紹興酒、醤油、みりん、五香粉を合わせておきます。
  • Sprinkle flour on the pork belly, spread the ginger and black beans and pour (A) over the pork belly.
  • Steam the pork belly for approximately 90 minutes over low ~ medium heat.
  • Pour sesame oil over the dish before eating.
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