Miso Pork Belly & Portabellini Skewers

An infusion of sweet Asian miso and traditional brandy to wash it down.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Culinary Collection, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6


  • ¼ cup miso paste
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 kg pork belly, deboned
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 500 g large portabellini mushrooms, halved (If you can only find small ones keep them whole )
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sambal oelek or any asian chilli sauce, to serve
  • Sesame seeds, to serve
  • Micro coriander, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve


For the glaze:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
    Whisk until the glaze is smooth and set aside.

For the pork:

  • Preheat oven to 200˚C, fan on.
    Place rack on lower third of the oven.
    Pat the pork belly dry with paper towel.
    Score the skin with thin shallow cuts.
    Rub salt all over the pork belly and into the slits on the skin.
    Place pork on a rack over a foil lined roasting dish.
    Pour the stock into the roasting dish.
    Roast for ± 1 hour until the skin is super crispy and the meat is tender.
  • When cool enough to handle - put the pork skin-side down and cut into bite-sized cubes. Thread onto skewers with the portabellini mushrooms in between.
    Brush the pork and mushroom skewers liberally with the glaze.
    Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, glazing again generously halfway.
    For extra deliciousness and some smoky flavour finish this last step on the braai.
  • When the skewers are sticky and well glazed, plate onto a serving platter.
    Scatter with sesame seeds and coriander.
    Serve alongside fresh lime wedges and a spicy chilli sauce.

Pairing suggestion:

  • Pair with an Oude Molen Brandy Old Fashioned

 Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
    1 sugar cube
    1 orange slice
    50ml brandy
    Soda water, chilled, to top
    Garnish: 2 maraschino cherries & chunky orange zest


  • Add the bitters, sugar cube and orange slice to a heavy glass tumbler.
    Muddle to combine.
    Add ice to fill the glass, then add the brandy.
    Top with a splash of soda water and stir to combine.
    Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange zest.
Keyword asian