Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly Recipe – The Perfect Meat Candy

Satisfy Your Cravings with our Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly, aka “Meat Candy”!

Indulge in the unique blend of savory and sweet flavors with our succulent Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly, also known as “Meat Candy”. The combination of juicy pork belly and our signature glaze creates an irresistible treat that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Perfectly tender and flavorful, this dish is perfect for a gourmet dinner party or to treat yourself on a special occasion. So if you’re looking to add some variety and excitement to your meals, try our Meat Candy and savor the exquisite taste that will surely please any meat lover.

Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly - aka Meat Candy

How to Make Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly – aka Meat Candy

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  • 1.5 lbs Pork Belly, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Mirin
  • 1/4 Cup Sake
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Green Onions, thinly sliced (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Season the pork belly pieces with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the pork belly pieces in a baking dish or a cast-iron skillet.
  4. Mix the soy sauce, mirin, sake, brown sugar, honey, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and Sriracha sauce in a bowl.
  5. Pour the mixture over the pork belly pieces.
  6. Cover the dish or skillet with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 425°F.
  8. Baste the pork belly pieces with the sauce in the dish.
  9. Continue baking the pork belly pieces for another 25-30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the pork belly is browned and caramelized.
  10. Remove from the oven and let the pork belly rest for a few minutes.
  11. Slice the pork belly into bite-sized pieces.
  12. Serve hot and garnish with thinly sliced green onions. Enjoy!

How many calories are in Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly – aka Meat Candy?

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings per Recipe

  • Calories: 820

  • Total Fat: 68g
    • Saturated Fat: 24g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 38g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 1090mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g
    • Total Sugars: 32g
    • Added Sugars: 29g
  • Protein: 23g

Chef Tips: Professional Advice for making Savory Sweet Glazed Pork Belly – aka Meat Candy

Watch the Temperature and Timing

When making this recipe, pay close attention to the oven temperature and cooking time. Cooking the pork belly at too high a temperature or for too long can result in tough and chewy meat. Be sure to adjust the cooking time and temperature based on the size of your pork belly pieces, as different ovens may cook differently.

Trim the Pork Belly

If your pork belly has a thick layer of fat, consider trimming it down to a thinner layer to prevent a greasy finished product. You can also score the pork belly’s skin to help release some of the fat during the cooking process.

Baste the Pork Belly

Basting the pork belly pieces with the sauce helps to keep them moist and flavorful while cooking. Be careful not to use too much sauce, as it can pool in the dish and burn.

Rest the Meat Before Slicing

Allow the pork belly to rest for a few minutes after removing it from the oven to ensure that the juices evenly distribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and juicy. Slicing the meat immediately can cause the juices to escape, resulting in a drier and less flavorful finished product.

Adjust the Sweetness and Heat

Taste your glaze before pouring it over the pork belly and adjust the amount of honey and Sriracha sauce according to your preferred sweetness and heat levels.

Choose the Right Side Dishes

This dish is best served with sides that can cut the richness and sweetness of the pork belly. Consider serving it alongside pickled vegetables, steamed rice, or a refreshing cucumber salad.

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