Your Belly Ain’t Ready For This Korean Barbeque-Style Pork Belly

Do you love korean bbq? We sure do! Sometimes we really want kbbq but we don’t want to make the drive all the way to k-town, then wait in line for 2 hours. Sometimes, as much as we want kbarbs, there’s nothing that we want more than eating it in the comforts of our own apartment.

This dish is actually a very affordable option for anyone cooking on a budget. We buy our pork belly slices on sale and store them in the freezer (you just gotta keep your eyes peeled for a good deal!). In addition, the rice, kimchi, and seaweed are all items that can be bought in bulk and stored for long periods of time! This dish is on our weekday rotation, and we often swap the meat out (beef, chicken, pork, even tofu!) and serve with the same sides, which gives us enough variation to not get tired of it.

The meat is cooked very simply because it has tons of flavor in itself, and other flavors are provided by the side dishes. You can even go a step further and marinade the meat, but we’ll save that for another recipe. We hope you enjoy this recipe!

Servings: 3-4

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 5-10 min


  • 1-2 lbs thinly sliced pork belly
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives

Sides (These are the ones that we made, but sky’s the limit!):

  • Rice
  • Kimchi
  • Pre-cut roasted seaweed
  • 1/2 cup of Microgreens


  1. Heat a cast iron pan or a non-stick pan to medium high.
  2. Add the pork belly slices to the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  3. Cook the pork belly for 3-5 min or until it reaches the desired crispiness. 
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool on paper towels. 
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all pork belly slices are cooked.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, then top with sesame seeds and chives.
  7. Serve with the options listed above or with sides of your choice!


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