Ask Tender Belly: What is Pork Belly?

Ask Tender Belly: What is Pork Belly?

Pork Belly is becoming very common in popular dishes; but do you really know what it is, let alone, what to do with it? Don’t fret, the Tender Belly culinary team is here to answer all of your questions and gather our favorite Tender Belly pork belly recipes.


Pork Belly Defined

Long story short, pork belly, like bacon, is from the underside or “the belly” of the pig and is the flesh that runs on the underside of the pig.Tender Belly pork belly is one long cut of meat weighing nine pounds. Pork Belly has juicy fat layers wrapped around the meat. While there isn’t much meat, once cooked it becomes tender and the fat melts-in-your-mouth.


The Tender Belly Difference

Tender Belly is 100% ABA Berkshire Belly is a boneless and skinless cut of belly meat that displays the most luxurious, rich intramuscular marbling. The tender pork belly is most often used to make bacon, but there are other ways to appreciate this cut. Braise or roast it and enjoy the unique milky flavor – so different from cured bacon or conventional pork.
Tender Belly culinary team pork belly creations:


Cantonese-Style Braised Pork Belly Recipe:

Cantonese Roast Pork Belly, or siu yuk can be found hanging in many Chinatown restaurant windows but you can make this crispy pork belly recipe at home with this easy-to-follow recipe from the Tender Belly culinary team.

Honey Glazed Pork Belly with Apples Recipe:

Entertain your sweet and savory cravings with this honey glazed pork belly recipe from the Tender Belly culinary team.

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