Caramelised Belly Pork

You can’t beat a nice bit of belly pork! Easy 10/10 from me and the family.


Serves 4 when served with rice or mashed potatoes.

  • 750g belly pork
  • 30ml vegetable oil
  • 12 shallots chopped finely or a large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 50ml soy sauce (low salt is best, the dish is quite salty)
  • 135g brown sugar
  • 3 star anise (maybe 2 if people aren’t familiar with the flavour)
  • 15g Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 25ml fish sauce


  1. Brown the belly pork in a frying pan.
  2. Soften the onion or shallots in the frying pan, slightly brown.
  3. Add the belly pork, shallots / onion and the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker pot coating the meat as you do.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4.
  5. Optional, place everything on a tray and reduce the sauce in the oven until sticky – not worth the effort.

Eat with mashed potato or rice.