5 Spice Pork Belly Banh Mi

banh mi Feb 02, 2021
Pork Belly banh Mi w/ cilantro, green onions, pickled carrots, and cilantro chili mayo.

Slice pork belly lengthwise 1/2" thick.

5 Spice Powder

Ingredient Amount
Fennel Seed 2.5g
Star Anise 3.8g
Sichuan Peppercorn 2g
Cinnamon 2g
Cloves 8 units

Belly Cook

  • Pork Belly
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Five Spice powder

In a heavy pot or dutch over cook shalloted and garlic with oil until colored and fragrant. Season pork belly with 5 spice powder and fry with shallots and garlic.

Once sufficiently browned add 1/2 cup of water and cover, bring up to a gentle simmer and cook on low for 1.5hrs or until desired doneness is reached.

Uncover, add 1/3 cup brown sugar, and let reduce while stirring until desired consistency is reached.

Seasoned Pork Belly frying

Cilantro Chili Mayo

Ingredient Amount
Sambal Olek 1tbsp
Cilantro (chopped) 5 tbsp
Egg (yolk) 1
Ketchup 1/4 cup
Cream of tartar 1/4 tsp
Olive Oil 1/4 cup

Pickled Carrots

Cut carrots into ribbons or matchsticks. Put into a heat proof container such as a Ball mason jar.

Ingredient Amount
Rice Vinegar 1/4 cup
White Vinegar 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Water 1/2 cup

Bring liquids and sugar to a boil, and pour over carrots. Let cool and enjoy.