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korean pork belly lettuce wraps

15-min. Korean Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps

Korean Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps. Delicious crispy pork belly wrapped in perilla leaves and lettuce with ssamjang sauce and pickled radish. An easy and tasty weeknight meal idea that doesn’t require much cooking and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Ready in just 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine korean
Servings 20 wraps
Calories per serving 66 kcal


  • 250 grams pork belly thin cut about .75 cm thick and then cut into 20 pieces
  • 1 head lettuce red and green kind recommend and peel into 20 leaves
  • Ssamjang store bought kind and use as needed
  • 20 perilla leaves washed and dried with stem sliced off
  • pickled radish or kimchi store bought and use as needed


  • Before you wash your perilla leaves, take about 20 pieces and together slice off the stems together. This is easier than slicing the stems off individually.
  • Then wash your lettuce leaves (about 20 pieces) and perilla leaves and dry them. Keep them cool.
  • Prepare your ssamjang and pickled radish or kimchi by placing enough in serving dishes.
  • Then in a frying pan or grilling plate set over medium heat, fry the pork belly pieces. For a crispy very chewy pork belly, fry on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden crispy brown. For a tender juicy softer pork belly, only cook for 30-60 seconds on each side until cooked and no longer pink.
  • To assemble your wraps: place a perilla leaf into the lettuce wrap. Spread a thumb size of ssamjang sauce into the perilla leaf. Top off with pickled radish and the hot pork belly piece. Repeat for the other wraps or allow for your guests to assemble themselves. Tip: keep the pork belly warm for a more delicious wrap. You can do this by keeping the pork on the pan (while it’s off the heat) or removing the pork belly off the pan and placing it on a plate which is covered with tinfoil.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Large Non-Stick Pan
Kitchen Tweezers
Cutting Board
Steel Colander
Santoku Knife
ssamjang sauce
Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine korean
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