Pan Grilled Miso Pork Belly

Miso marinated pork belly for BBQ grill or pan fry. Served with cabbage slaw and green onions. Absolutely delicious make ahead recipe.
Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine Korean
Keyword bbq, marinade, samgyeopsal
KoreanCategory Gui (구이)
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 941kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


  • 1 lb pork belly slices (1/4 inch/0.6 cm thick)
  • 2 green onions , slivers or chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage , julienned
  • 1 small carrot , julienned

Pork Belly Marinade

  • 3 oz Hikari Organic White Miso – 520 mg sodium/12 g (90 g)– 520 mg sodium/12 g
  • 70 ml cooking sake (4 Tbsp + 2 tsp)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp (4 tsp) apple juice
  • 3 Tbs water
  • 20 g (5/8 oz) fresh ginger - about 1 large chestnut

Gochujang Siracha Sauce (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang (Korean Chili paste)
  • 1 tsp Siracha
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Add all marinade ingredients into a blender and blend until ginger disappears.
  • Marinate pork belly slices with the miso marinade mixture and refrigerate min 8hrs to overnight, up to 24hrs.
  • Cut green onion slivers and soak them in ice water to make green onion curls.
  • Julienne cabbage and carrots and make a slaw but without any dressing.
  • Either fire up your grill or heat frying pan on medium heat. Too high a heat will make the pork belly burn too easily so just keep it at medium. Remove pork belly slices from the marinade and cook in pan. Do not add any marinade to pan. Cook for about 1 minute on each side until it they are browned.
  • Serve with a cabbage and carrot slaw and top with green onions.
  • Optionally, make siracha gochujang sauce for extra spicy flavor.


Make Miso pork belly rice bowl with the same ingredients and then finish with some Siracha Gochujang sauce.


Calories: 941kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1348mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3525IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.8mg