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Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce. Enjoy the taste of this delicious Taiwanese inspired dish at only ~0.0g Net Carb/Piece. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword ketoasianporkbelly, ketoporkbelly, ketoporkbellyrecipe, lowcarbporkbelly, porkbellyrecipes, tawaineseporkbelly
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Pieces


  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10" in length)
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Japanese sake
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Clove Garlic


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Thinly slice ginger into 1/8 inch slices and set aside.
  • Fill stove top pot with enough water to completely submerge entire pork belly. Add Japanese sake, sliced ginger, salt and bring to boil.
  • Once boiling, add the entire pork belly into the stove top pot. Bring heat down to medium low, then partially cover and cook for 40 minutes.
  • In the meantime, grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and add into a dipping bowl. Add soy sauce, mix well, and set aside. Note - you can make sauce in advance to allow garlic oils to steep into soy sauce.
  • After 40 minutes, remove pork belly from water and place on cutting board (you can save the broth to make fantastic miso/tonjiru soup). Cut into bite-size pieces that are about 1/2 inch in width.
  • In a cast iron pan, add olive oil and bring to smoking temperature (to where oil lightly smokes). Note - cast iron pan gets very hot, so please where mitts if you need to handle the pan.
  • Carefully add pork belly and sear both sides until golden color (about 30 seconds per side). Note - oil will splatter during this process so be cautious. You can sear top and bottom as well, up to personal preference.
  • Once seared, transfer to serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.