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Ultimate Pork Belly Steamed Bun

Marcus Meacham

Pork belly is never better than when it's sandwiched between steamed buns.



  • 1 pound pork belly
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Five-spice (store bought)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup kimchi, chopped
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • 2 mantou steam buns
  • For the spicy mustard:
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • Dash white pepper
  • Dash jalapeño powder
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons water

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Score the skin of the pork belly and rub it with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 250°F and bake for an additional hour and fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and while pork is resting, dust it with 5 spice.
  3. To make the spicy mustard, combine mustard powder, soy sauce, yellow mustard, white pepper, jalapeño powder, prepared horseradish, salt and water.
  4. Slice the pork belly.
  5. To assemble, take a bottom bun and top with cucumber, pork belly, kimchi, red cabbage, spicy mustard, and sesame seeds. Place top bun and enjoy!