PorkKylie Karagich

Chinese Pork Belly

PorkKylie Karagich
Chinese Pork Belly


800g piece of pork belly

1 star anise

3 tbs soy sauce

3 cloves

1/2 tsp Chinese five spice

1 whole chilli

1 inch piece fresh ginger

6 pepper corns

2 cloves garlic

water to cover porkbelly



1/3 cup light soy sauce

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp Chinese five spice

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tbs crushed garlic

1. Using a large pot place in piece of pork belly, star anise, soy sauce, Chinese five spice, chilli, ginger, pepper corns, garlic and cover with water. Place lid on pot turn heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 180c.  Using a jug placing all the basting ingredients into, mix well.

3. Remove porkbelly from seasoned water, cool slightly. Remove skin from porkbelly. Place porkbelly into a baking tray. Baste porkbelly all over and place into the oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and baste again, cook for a further 15 minutes.

4. Remove from pan cool slightly, then cut into serving size pieces.

Serve with rice and fresh coriander




I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.