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Thai Basil Pork Belly

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



For Pork Belly

  • 1 lb pork belly or shoulder, cut into bite size
  • 1 tsp Thai thin soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black or white pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice

For Stir Fry

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 to 3 Thai chili, chopped
  • 6 oz long green beans (you can substitute with any green beans)
  • 2 tbsp Thai thin soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 3 to 4 tbsp palm sugar or honey
  • Handful Thai basil, holy basil or sweet basil leaves



  1. Combine pork belly, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp lime juice in a mixing bowl. Let it marinate for 20 minutes and meanwhile, prepare other ingredients.
  2. Heat a wok or a large skillet over high heat and add cooking oil. Add marinated pork belly and cook until pork belly is crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes. You will see lots of fat melted in wok, so turn off heat and remove most of pork fat but leave 1 tbsp in wok. (I usually pour into my grease jar.)
  3. Place wok back to over high heat then add chopped garlic and chili. Stir fry until you smell aroma, about 30 seconds. Add green beans, soy sauce, fish sauce and palm sugar. Stir everything together, about 2 minutes. 
  4. Stir in basil and turn off heat immediately. Serve with freshly cooked warm jasmine rice, fried egg and lime to your taste. Enjoy! 
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins