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To be frank, I never did grow up with pork belly with salted fish dish, I supposed it was a dish that wasn’t particularly popular up north in Penang where I grew up, that or my family was not privy to the greatness of this combination during that time.

My first time having this was at Lucky Loke restaurant over a decade ago and been a fan ever since.

pork belly with salted fish
pork belly with salted fish

A few days ago, I finally recreated this dish in the kitchen, and it turned out to be pretty simple and rather delicious as well!

Here goes the recipe –


  • Pork belly 300 gram, remove skin, marinate with equal portion (2 tablespoon) of cooking caramel, rice wine, and oyster sauce
  • 3-4 bulbs shallots, cut in quarters
  • 2 inch ginger, thin sliced
  • 6 dried cili, fresh cili (optional)
  • 3-4 clove of garlic
  • spring onion for garnish
  • 2 table spoon salted fish, cut in small chunks
  • 3-4 tablespoon cooking oil

it's a stirring and frying affair
it’s a stirring and frying affair

Cooking Instructions:

  • heat up pan, fry garlic and salted fish
  • add dried cili & shallots, fry till fragrant
  • add pork, medium heat, cook 5-10 mins depending on thickness
  • add fresh cili & spring onion last min

Result was fantastic and require no additional seasoning, now I just need to get me a small claypot to complete the look & feel properly instead of using a frying pan and serving bowl.

Discuss : KY cooks – Pork Belly with Salted Fish (咸鱼花腩煲) minus Claypot

  1. I so love this, guaranteed to go for a second plate of rice, never mind no claypot – the salted fish will save the day!

  2. i also didn’t grow up with this dish, so i’m not sentimental about it. but if you cook me a bowl that looks as good as that, i’ll happily take it! 😀

  3. Claypot isn’t necessary as long as you can replicate the taste…hee..hee! 😉 And I’m sure you did. I see you have a 4-burner stove (how often do you use all 4 hurners?). You can wok up a storm with that…hah..hah! 😀

  4. fuhh. maciam best. will copy ur recipe next

  5. Boss, tambah nasi!

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