Pork belly by Būcheck


Foodtruck Bucheck appeared in Brno for the first time before Christmas and all the Moravian foodies instantly fell in love with it. We know Petr, who is the author of the whole concept, a little bit, so we decided to invite him and make him cook some foodporn for us! Prepare to be astonished: he revealed to us his secret divine pork belly burger recipe. Pork belly that I ate with pleasure: that was a shock, because I’m not a fan of fatty meat cuts. Well, this was superb, so no excuses!

For 4 portions

1 kg pork belly

For the marinade

20 ml rice vinegar
20 ml shaoxing rice wine
60 ml dark soy sauce
300 ml cherry cola
30 g peeled ginger
1 spring onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 chilli pepper

For the pickled cucumbers

200 g salad cucumber
3 tbs basic vinegar
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
pinch of pepper

For the hoisin sauce

200 ml soy sauce
20 g honey
20 ml rice vinegar
20 g Sriracha
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp dried garlic
3 tbs peanut butter

50 g unsalted peanuts
handful of cilantro
4 hamburger buns

Salt the pork belly properly, season it with pepper and cut it into 2 cm slices. Sear in in a pan, or you can put it in the oven for a bit.

Put the meat into the marinade (making it is really simple: just mix all the ingredients together, leave ginger, garlic and chilli whole). If there’s not enough, you can add some more cherry cola, the pork belly has to be immersed. Cover with a lid and roast in the oven at 165 °C for about 3 hours. Let it cool down and take off the fat. Reheat in the juice.

Slice the cucumber into rounds and pickle in salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar. It should rest a little, so that it releases excess water.

Roast the unsalted peanuts and let them cool down. Then, just blend them lightly: we don’t want them to turn into a paste.

The hoisin sauce is very easy to make, just mix all the ingredients together. It’s gonna take a while to turn into a unified liquid, so don’t panic and keep on mixing! When it’s ready, let it cool down.

Cut the buns into halves and grill them in a pan. And you’re ready to put it together, add a nice portion of pork belly and sauce, some slices of cucumber and peanuts. Well guys, this is what gastro porn looks like. Thanks, Petr!