5 Spice Pork Buns

Hey guys!

It’s been awhile since we last posted, but today’s video is awesome, so hopefully that makes up for it.

Most of us probably have tried Kong Ba Baos before (扣肉包 or braised pork belly steamed buns) but that’s not what we’re doing today.. it’s a bun with a Thai twist! Teaming up with our friends from Chefbox, we bring you 5 Spice Pork Buns!

Imagine the crispy crackling and melted fats from the goodness of pork belly, coated with sweet, spicy, yet savory Sriracha sauce, sandwiched between soft and fluffy steamed buns.

Going with that, we’re recommending a refreshing salad with an tangy and aromatic lime dressing to cut through the fats and to perfume the salad.

This dish is way easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser in group gatherings and parties. Guess what’s better? Our friends from Chefbox have prepared all the ingredients in a box. Minus the hassle of shopping!

You can order one here right now!

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  • Servings: 3

  • Time: 8 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 200 g pork belly

  2. ½ tsp chinese five spice

  3. 2 tsp brown sugar

  4. 2 scallions

  5. salt and pepper

  6. sriracha sauce to taste

  7. 6 tsp hoisin sauce

  8. 1 bunch cilantro

  9. zest from 1 lime

  10. 6 chinese lotus leaf buns

  11. Salad:

  12. 1 carrot (julienned )

  13. ¼ red cabbage (shredded)

  14. 1 bunch thai basil leaves

  15. Vinaigrette:

  16. zest and juice from 1 lime

  17. 2 tsp sesame oil

  18. 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. For the vinaigrette grate and juice 1 lime, combine with 2 tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp olive oil

  2. For the salad roughly julienne the carrot, shred the cabbage and pluck out the leaves from 1 bunch of thai basil. Combine with vinaigrette and toss.

  3. Steam 6 chinese lotus leaf buns

  4. For the pork, rub them with ½ tsp chinese five spice and 2 tsp brown sugar

  5. Fry them in a hot pan with some oil, 3 - 4 mins on each side

  6. Season with salt and pepper

  7. When cooked, sprinkle zest of 1 lime on top

  8. To assemble spread 1 tsp hoisin sauce on a lotus leaf bun, then add scallion and cilantro followed by a slice of pork belly and some sriracha sauce to taste