Grilled Pork Belly

Korean Barbecue is a communal meal. All the items are laid out on the table with a portable grill in the middle. The meal consists of lots of small side dishes. Eat the meats as described in the recipes as little lettuce packages, on their own, or with rice and kimchi—it's up to you!


Serves 4-6
1 lb (500 g) sliced pork belly
½ head green lettuce, washed, to serve
1 bunch perilla leaves, to serve (optional)
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, to serve
2 Korean chili peppers or serrano peppers, thinly sliced
white short grain rice, cooked, to serve
Fermented Bean Sauce, make ahead (recipe in Fall issue) to serve


  1. Cook pork belly pieces on Korean grill over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut into bite-sized pieces to serve.
  2. To eat, if desired, rip a piece of lettuce into a bite-sized piece, fill with a perilla leaf, a piece of pork belly, sliced garlic, chili, rice and some Fermented Bean Sauce.
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