Pork Belly Slicing Tips: 8 Steps To A Perfect Cut Every Time

how to slice pork belly

Pork belly is a fatty cut of meat, which can be difficult to slice.

This blog post will help you prepare your pork belly and show you how to easily slice it with little effort.

You’ll need a sharp knife for this process! Let’s get started.

How long to slice pork belly?

Pork belly is a delicious and fattening cut of meat that can be prepared in many different ways.

One thing people ask about with pork belly is how long to slice it?

There are two basic methods, the first being to dice the meat into cubes that are 1-inch square which typically cooks faster (about 3-4 hours) while keeping more of its texture.

The second method, which takes around 5-7 hours of cooking time, is to slice the pork into ½ inch slices for a leaner dish.

4 tips to slice pork belly

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Pork belly is a delicious and flavorful cut of meat.

It is one of the most popular flavors in Korean cuisine.

We will show you how to slice pork belly for your next meal so that it’s juicy, tender, and crispy!

1. Slice the pork belly in half, lengthwise

To slice pork belly, first, cut it into two pieces lengthwise.

This will give you four smaller slabs of meat that are easier to handle when cooking or frying them up later on.

You can also use a sharp knife and score the fat in an attractive diamond-shaped pattern for added flavor.

2. Score one side of the meat to create a diamond pattern

To slice raw meat without any trouble at all you should score one side to create a diamond pattern and then cut slowly down diagonally along both lines with a sharp knife.

This will give you even slices every time!

3. Once you have scored both sides, slice into small pieces 

In order to make the most of your pork belly, you’ll want to cut it into uniform pieces.

Use a sharp knife and score both sides so that when you slice through them they will be clean cuts instead of jagged ones.

4. Place the slices in a large bowl with water and vinegar for 10 minutes to remove excess blood from the meat

In order to get the perfect cut of pork belly, place it in a large bowl with water and vinegar for 10 minutes.

This will remove any excess blood that may have been left on the meat from when they were slaughtered.

How to slice pork belly?


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper (optional)
  • Paper towels (optional)
  • A few pieces of ginger 


The time needed: 15 minutes.

“How to slice pork belly?” is a question many people ask.

In this article, we will introduce the equipment and steps for how to slice pork belly.

  1. Slice the pork belly into pieces
  2. Place a piece of pork belly on the cutting board and cut off any excess fat or skin
  3. Score the meat in a cross-hatch pattern, about 1/4 inch deep
  4. Cut through the scored lines with your knife to create diamond shapes 
  5. Make diagonal cuts along each side of your diamonds to form squares 
  6. Turn over each square and make horizontal cuts across it to create thin strips
  7. Place a few pieces of ginger in between layers as you go, or if desired add salt at this point 
  8. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight for best results


We hope that you found this blog post helpful and will be able to easily slice your pork belly.

Hopefully, these tips will make your next cooking experience easier than ever! Happy slicing!