Crafted from just 8 ingredients and ready in 10 minutes, these Korean pork belly kimchi bowls may be simple to make, but their flavor is truly exceptional

Speedy Homemade Delight: 10-Minute Crispy Pork Kimchi Bowls

Recipe by Annie Tibber


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Prepared with only 8 ingredients, these Korean pork belly kimchi bowls come together in just 10 minutes. Despite the simplicity of the recipe, the flavor is extraordinary.


  • 2 tablespoons of oil

  • Thinly sliced pork belly, 8 ounces in weight.

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups of kimchi

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar

  • One tablespoon of Gochujang, which is Korean red pepper paste.

  • Two cups of cooked medium-grain rice.

  • Chopped scallion (for garnish)


  • Heat a wok or skillet over high heat until it’s smoking hot. Add the oil and then the thinly sliced pork belly, stir-frying for about 1 minute or until it develops a slight caramelization.
  • Introduce the thinly sliced onion, kimchi, and sugar, cooking for an additional 3 minutes. Add the Gochujang and cook for an extra minute.
  • Serve the dish over a portion of rice and garnish with chopped scallions.

When I first discovered the world of Korean cuisine, I never really considered attempting to cook it at home. Recreating many of the dishes I enjoyed in New York City’s Koreatown seemed like a distant possibility at best.

There were so many unfamiliar ingredients, such as kimchi, various pastes, and sauces, along with countless dishes (banchan alone could break the bank if you ordered them all), that I didn’t even know where to begin.

But as many of you may have experienced through this blog, those dishes and recipes that seem out of reach are often easier to make than you might think. One minute, you’re searching the internet for a recipe, and the next, you’re savoring a plate of [insert intimidating dish here], patting yourself on the back for a job well done.

Indeed, after some online exploration, we discovered Maangchi, the YouTube expert in demystifying both well-known and obscure Korean dishes. It was a game-changer for my Korean cooking endeavors. Before long, I was making Soondubu and Kimchi Jigae regularly and experimenting with quick and simple ways to prepare dishes like this.

One of my absolute favorite dishes at a Korean restaurant is Dubu Kimchi, which typically includes pork, kimchi, and sometimes rice cakes and/or noodles, all cooked together with a spicy, savory sauce and served with tofu.

These Korean Crispy Pork Kimchi Bowls capture the same flavors, but they are also incredibly easy to prepare.

You only need 8 ingredients, and as you can see from the recipe instructions, which can be summed up in just 5 sentences, you can whip up several Crispy Korean Pork Kimchi Bowls in just 10 minutes.

However, don’t be mistaken. Just because this recipe is quick doesn’t mean it lacks in flavor

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