Pork Belly Bao Meal Instructions

Pork Belly Bao Meal Instructions

sara reillyMay 22, 2020

Friday Funday - May 22, 2020


Maple glazed sesame pork belly on housemade bao buns with sweet & sour hoisin sauce, pickled mustard seed, chopped peanuts, and cilantro cucumber mint salad. Served with ginger coconut long grain rice with garlic orange broccoli.

OPTIONAL DESSERT: Ginger Crème Brûlée


  • 12 housemade bao buns
  • 4 ounces maple sesame glaze
  • 20 ounces pork belly
  • 4 ounces sweet and sour hoisin sauce
  • 4 ounces pickled mustard seed
  • 2 ounces chopped peanuts
  • container of cilantro mint cucumber salad
  • one pan coconut long grain and garlic orange brocolli


  • Sear pork belly in a skillet on medium-high to an internal temperature of 165 then drizzle with maple sesame glaze 
  • Add a couple tablespoons of water to the pan, then heat rice and brocolli in oven at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Alternatively you can put them in a microwave safe container and heat in a microwave, stirring every 60 seconds until internal temperature of 165. 
  • Warm bao buns wrapped in a towel in microwave for 30-60 seconds or until just warm.


  • Split rice and brocolli amongst four plates.
  • Split pork on to bao buns amongst the foru plates.
  • Dress the pinch buns with mustard seed, hoisin, cucumber mint salad, peanut and hoisin sauce.

Notes from Sara:

We love pork belly and never need a reason to steam up some fresh bao buns. This meal will hit every corner of your mouth with its sweet, umami, and tangy aspects. Enjoy!