Crackling Pork Belly Bites Recipe

There’s no need to go to bars just to get your hands on this classic bar chow. Simply make your own crispy pork belly bites at home! The deep-fried pork belly is covered in a mix of hot and savory spices for a kick in every bite. It goes very well with vinegar and a bottle of your favorite beer.

Crackling Pork Belly Bites Recipe

How To Make Crackling Pork Belly Bites

These deep-fried crispy pork belly bites will be a staple finger food when you hang out with friends.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 2 lb pork belly, with skin, preferably fatty, boneless, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • tsp ground white pepper
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, (up to 8 cups), for frying
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cups water, (up to 8 cups), for blanching

To Serve:

  • ¼ cup vinegar, per serving
  • tsp green onions, or cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat up your water ready for blanching, roughly 185 degrees F.
  2. Blanch the pork belly into the water until the inside is fully cooked, roughly 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the pork belly cubes from sticking together.
  3. While waiting, combine all your spices into a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir to combine, and set aside.
  4. Once blanched, drain the pork belly cubes into your basket.
  5. Preheat the oil to 365 degrees F, then deep fry your pork belly cubes until the skin turns crispy, rough 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Drain once more into the lined basket, then transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  7. Sprinkle the spice mix and toss to combine. Garnish with either green onions or cilantro. Serve with your chosen vinegar.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 23mg
  • Calories: 1180kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 163mg
  • Fat: 120g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Potassium: 432mg
  • Protein: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 44g
  • Sodium: 94mg
  • Vitamin A: 196IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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