Sticky Asian Pork with Egg Noodles

This Sticky Asian Pork with Egg Noodles is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury.
Credit: Crush Magazine

Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

 2 kg Pork belly, skin off and sliced into chunks
Sticky Sauce
 1 Big knob of ginger, finely chopped
 3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
 2 Red chillies, finely chopped
 250 ml Orange juice
 125 ml Hoisin sauce
 125 ml Soy sauce
 60 ml Rice vinegar
 30 ml Honey
To Serve
 60 ml Sesame seeds, toasted
 2 Spring onions, sliced thinly
 Dried egg noodles, cooked according to the packaging

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Directions

Pork Belly
1

Season the pork belly chunks with salt and pepper.

2

Heat a splash of oil in a Dutch oven (or heavy-based saucepan with a lid) over high heat.

3

Sear off the pork belly chunks to brown them on all sides – do this in batches so that you don’t crowd the pan.

4

Drain the pork on a piece of kitchen towel and set aside.

Sticky Sauce
5

Reduce the heat to medium-low; in the same pot with the pork fat and oil add the garlic, ginger and chilli.

6

Fry for a minute until fragrant.

7

Add in the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir well to combine.

8

Add the pork belly back to the pot and stir to coat it evenly in the sauce.

9

Pop the lid on the Dutch oven and simmer for 1-hour stirring occasionally.

10

After 1 hour, remove the lid to allow the sauce to reduce and thicken.

11

At this point, check the pork for tenderness and keep checking periodically.

12

When the pork is tender and the sauce is thickened you’re ready to serve with noodles and garnish.