Sio Bak

Mains
Pork
Sides/Snacks

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Servings:

10 pax

The meat men really wouldn’t be Meatmen without cooking MEAT, so we decided one day to do a FULL meat power dish that many people can enjoy!

Sio bak, roasted pork belly or 烧肉 in Chinese, is a dish popular in Cantonese cuisine. The crispy skin of the pork, combined with the juicy flavour in the oozing meat makes this recipe a killer winner.

It’ll take 4 hours to air the meat once marinated, so prepare to wait a couple of hours before you get to taste the fruits of your labour. Make sure to cut it into chunky-bite size pieces for fuller flavours and a good bite.

The key to this recipe is in the crispiness of the skin, so eat it while the meat is fresh!

Ingredients

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of pork belly
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of salt
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of salt
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cubes
cubes
of fermented red beancurd
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cubes
of fermented red beancurd
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of 5 spice powder
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of 5 spice powder
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of coarse sea salt
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of coarse sea salt
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of ground white pepper
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of ground white pepper
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rice wine
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rice wine
Rice vinegar (for brushing over skin)
Rice vinegar (for brushing over skin)

Steps

1

Wash & dry the pork belly.
Wash & dry the pork belly.
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2

Poke holes on the belly’s skin with a meat pricker (or a fork).
Poke holes on the belly’s skin with a meat pricker (or a fork).
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3

Rub the salt onto skin evenly.
Rub the salt onto skin evenly.
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4

Mix the fermented red beancurd, 5 spice powder, coarse sea salt, white pepper and rice wine.
Mix the fermented red beancurd, 5 spice powder, coarse sea salt, white pepper and rice wine.
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5

Apply the mixture on the underside of the meat.
Apply the mixture on the underside of the meat.
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6

Air dry for 4 hours.
Air dry for 4 hours.
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7

Insert skewers (4-6) to keep pork belly flat while roasting.
Insert skewers (4-6) to keep pork belly flat while roasting.
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8

Put meat into the oven at 200℃
Put meat into the oven at 200℃
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9

After 2 hours, take out the meat and brush the skin with white vinegar.
After 2 hours, take out the meat and brush the skin with white vinegar.
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10

Place the meat back in the oven for 3-5 minutes and place it in the top layer at maximum heat (at about 250℃) until skin chars.
Place the meat back in the oven for 3-5 minutes and place it in the top layer at maximum heat (at about 250℃) until skin chars.
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11

Take the meat out and scrape the charred bits off the top.
Take the meat out and scrape the charred bits off the top.
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12

Remove the metal skewers and rest the meat for 30 minutes.
Remove the metal skewers and rest the meat for 30 minutes.
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13

Cut the meat into thick chunks and savour the flavours!
Cut the meat into thick chunks and savour the flavours!
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