Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Thai Basil Pork Belly

4 servings


15 minutes

total time


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

5 cloves garlic (sliced)

3 Thai bird chilies (thinly sliced)

1 pound lean pork belly (thinly sliced)

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 teaspoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon light soy sauce (or Thai thin soy sauce)

2 teaspoons Thai black soy sauce (or 1 teaspoon Chinese dark soy sauce)

1 1/2 cups holy basil or Thai basil leaves (packed)


In a wok over medium heat, add the oil, garlic, and chilies. Cook for 1 minute. Crank up the heat to high, and add the pork belly. Stir-fry until caramelized and a little crisp, 2 minutes.

Add the sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and soy sauces. Stir-fry for 1 minute, and add the basil. Stir-fry until the basil is wilted. Serve immediately.


Serving Size



563 kcal

Total Fat

64 g

Saturated Fat

23 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



75 mg


888 mg

Total Carbohydrate

6 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

3 g


13 g

4 servings


15 minutes

total time
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