Roasted Pork Belly with Chinese Five Spice


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190˚C, 350-375˚F.
  2.  Take the flat piece of belly, dry the rind and score deeply with a sharp knife. Rub the rind all over with Chinese five spice, oil and salt. Line a shallow roasting pad with foil and place the pork onto the foil and tuck around the joint.
  3. Open roast for 2 hours. When cooked, allow the pork to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. The apple sauce; place all ingredients into a small pan with lid. Simmer with lid on for about 10 minutes until the cooking apples are fluffy. Mix well together and put to one side.

Roasted Pork Belly with Chinese Five Spice

PREP 15 -20 mins
COOK 2 hrs
Serves 4
Ready in 2 hrs 20 mins


  • About 900g/2lb piece of pork bellly - boneless or bone in
  • 15ml/1tbsp chinese five spice
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Cooking apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Eating apple, cored and sliced
  • 30ml/2tsbp brown sugar
  • Splash apple juice or ginger beer
  • Pince chinese five spice