Fakeaway – Char Sui Style Belly Pork

I fancied something Chinese so Char Sui Style Belly a Pork and Stirfry Veg for me with Vegetable fried rice for the menfolk 🤗


I bought some Pork Belly strips from Aldi that have been sat in the freezer, so time to ‘Fakeaway’ them up.


I start by cutting them in half then into a pan with a litre of chicken or veg stock, add a thumb size piece of grated ginger and 2 fat cloves of grated garlic, add a tablespoon of sugar (I have used honey) and a splash of rice wine, I used vermouth as no rice wine 🙃


This can be bought to the boil, then turned down to a slow simmer for 2 hours. When done, drain the Pork, and cut into bite size pieces – you can keep,the stock, I freeze it for a soup base 👍


Into a separate bowl add 3 tablespoons of dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, a thumbsize piece of grated ginger, a clove of grated garlic and as much Chilli as you can handle 😉 Give it a good stir.


Into a frying pan add a little veg oil and fry the Pork till golden and crispy.


Add the Soy mix and coat the Pork.  This will caramelise, please be careful this will be SO HOT …..  I have added some chopped spring onion at the end just for texture and a colour contrast.


In a separate pan, I stir fried some Red Pepper, spring onion, Home grown courgette and Mushroom.


I mix this with some pre cooked rice,


good shake of dark soy and a splodge of  Hoi Sin sauce


For me I stirfry Pak Choi halved lengthways with some sliced red Pepper and spring onion – this is fried in a little veg oil then as the veg starts to wilt add a couple of teaspoons of water to create steam – a shake of soy sauce – done 😋


Dress with more marinade, and garnish with sliced spring onion for a fresh burst, I am also wrapping some of the Pork in lettuce leaves – Yummy

I have a few Chinese style ‘Fakeaway’ favourites

Mongolian Beef

Szechuan Beef

Singapore King Prawn Noodles

Orange Chicken

Beef and Broccoli

How do you like your Pork Belly strips?


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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