Where to crunch on Brisbane’s best pork belly | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to crunch on Brisbane’s best pork belly

Get in our belly.

Pork belly. Crunchy, salty, delicious pork belly. It’s one of our favourite things to eat, and we’ve rounded up the top spots to get your fix in Brisbane. It makes for some pretty tasty reading…

PORK BELLY BAO | HELLO PLEASE

We could easily sit and smash five or six of these beautiful morsels… Each bite is the perfect combination of flavours and textures, and prime your palate for what’s to come. 

TWICE COOKED PORK BELLY | THE PEARL

A star of their lunch menu, The Pearl’s twice cooked pork belly is dressed to the nines with pak choy, black vinegar reduction, and pickled cucumber. 

ROAST PORK BELLY | CHOP CHOP CHANGS

After you’ve kicked things off with monkey snacks and street food bites, move along to the flavour-packed main-style dishes on Chop Chop Changs’ menu, headlined by the roast pork belly with ssamjang, nahm jim, and chinkiang soy.

THE WILLOW | WILLOW & SPOON

You know your day is going to be a cracker when it starts like this… Cured pork belly with truffled scrambled eggs, malted barley toast, piquillo mayo, and buttered leek. 

CRISPY PORK BELLY | MEI WEI DUMPLINGS

Yes, the dumplings may be the star of the show, but Mei Wei’s drool-worthy pork belly has well and truly stolen our hearts. 

CRISPY ROASTED PORK BELLY | HOPE & ANCHOR

This cosy cottage dishes up elevated pub food with finesse–highlighted in their crispy roasted pork belly with peppered fig puree, pickled figs, and prosciutto. 

ROAST PORK BELLY WITH SESAME HOISIN | CHU THE PHAT

Salty, crispy, and utterly moreish. This simple-but-effective dish sits among other perfect proteins on Chu’s main menu–get a plate for the table, or hog it yourself. 

PORK BELLY TACOS | MUCHO MEXICANO

Head into their South Bank or Hawthorne venues for a modern Mexican mouthful! These crispy pork belly tacos are loaded up with a fresh pineapple salsa and cabbage, and available by the duo or trio. 

FIVE SPICE PORK BELLY WITH PANCAKES AND BEAN SPROUTS | DETOUR 

This perfectly balanced dish is a nod to South East Asia, and a true carnivore’s dream. The best part? You can take the reins and prepare your own pancake to your liking–but don’t skimp on the pork! 

PAD SEE EW | SAME SAME

Trying to pick a dish from sAme sAme’s stunning menu is a feat, but we wholeheartedly suggesting making room on your table for their roasted pork belly pad see ew with pickled chilli. Thank us later. 

BLT BAO | BOTERO HOUSE

Serving breaky and lunch to the hungry inner-city crowd, Botero House is known for its inventive menu that hits the mark every time. Their BLT bao is no exception–loaded up with thick-cut pork belly, baby cos, and tomato relish, alongside dirty rice, kimchi chilli oil, miso, sesame, and nori.

Get it on your fork. 


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Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who is a little piggy.