Kimchi Pork Belly Pizza

I know there are some pizza purists out there rolling their eyes and crying foul, so for you, just think of this as kimchi pork bread. The combination of the sweet spicy sauce with the slightly tart pickled cabbage tastes great on the thin crisp crust. Although the crispy pork belly does add a little something, if you’re vegetarian, feel free to leave it out, the kimchi and gochujang have more than enough flavour on their own.

for sauce
1 Tbs gochujang
kimchi juice
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic crushed

for pizza
1 lb of dough (the one in this book is perfect)
flour
cornmeal
1/2 C kimchi squeezed of excess juice and chopped
4 very thin slices of pork belly cut into squares
1 scallion sliced thin on the bias

Put the oven rack in the upper middle position, put a pizza stone (or baking sheet) on it and preheat to 475 degrees F.

To make the sauce, just mix the gochujang with enough kimchi juice so it’s thin enough to easily spread (but not watery). Add the sesame oil and garlic and stir to combine.

On a well floured surface, roll the dough out until it is less than 1/4″ thick. Dust a pizza peel (or wooden cutting board) with course ground cornmeal and lay the dough on top. Use a spoon to spread the sauce on the dough. Top with chopped kimchi and sliced pork belly.

Gently transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, sprinkle with scallions, slice and enjoy!

  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com/ syrie

    Marc, you you’re so creative with flavours. This is gorgeous. I have to say I think you’re site is perfect as is. I don’t mind the Asian influence. I actually think you’ve got a good balance. Your posts are always informative and interesting and your recipes and photos are always outstanding.

    • marc

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, I’ll still be posting Asian stuff, but I think after my Asia trip I’ve been getting stuck into a bit of a rut and it’ll be nice to change it up a bit.

  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com syrie

    Marc, you you’re so creative with flavours. This is gorgeous. I have to say I think you’re site is perfect as is. I don’t mind the Asian influence. I actually think you’ve got a good balance. Your posts are always informative and interesting and your recipes and photos are always outstanding.

    • marc

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, I’ll still be posting Asian stuff, but I think after my Asia trip I’ve been getting stuck into a bit of a rut and it’ll be nice to change it up a bit.

  • http://www.foodgal.com/ Carolyn Jung

    Oh my gawd, kimchee pizza? I wish I had thought of this, myself. I make my own pizza regularly, so next time I do, I am definitely putting some fermented, spicy cabbage on top. This is total California pizza.

  • http://www.foodgal.com Carolyn Jung

    Oh my gawd, kimchee pizza? I wish I had thought of this, myself. I make my own pizza regularly, so next time I do, I am definitely putting some fermented, spicy cabbage on top. This is total California pizza.

  • http://joiedevivreanamateurgourmetsguide.blogspot.com/ Joie de vivre

    Oh Marc, Aren’t you handsome….what a cute smile. I wouldn’t have even noticed your picture however if you hadn’t told me about it because I would have been too busy droooooling over this yummy looking pizza. I was having an intense craving for pizza today. I fought it because I would have just succumbed to Dominoes! It is pictures like this that help me fight a craving for sub-standard pizza. Thank you! Thanks, as always, for your comments on my blog.

  • http://joiedevivreanamateurgourmetsguide.blogspot.com/ Joie de vivre

    Oh Marc, Aren’t you handsome….what a cute smile. I wouldn’t have even noticed your picture however if you hadn’t told me about it because I would have been too busy droooooling over this yummy looking pizza. I was having an intense craving for pizza today. I fought it because I would have just succumbed to Dominoes! It is pictures like this that help me fight a craving for sub-standard pizza. Thank you! Thanks, as always, for your comments on my blog.

  • http://menuinprogress.com/ mike

    Purism be damned – I love all sorts of things on pizza. I also love pork belly in any context. Looks like a great pie!

  • http://menuinprogress.com mike

    Purism be damned – I love all sorts of things on pizza. I also love pork belly in any context. Looks like a great pie!

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com/ [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    In the middle is where I want to be, if I get to eat this brilliant gem of a pizza.

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    In the middle is where I want to be, if I get to eat this brilliant gem of a pizza.

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com/ Elra

    Kimchi pizza? wow, sounds pretty delicious and spicy.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com Elra

    Kimchi pizza? wow, sounds pretty delicious and spicy.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com/ _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

    Ooh, such a great idea. I have a feeling we’ll be having a kin chee pizza soon…

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

    Ooh, such a great idea. I have a feeling we’ll be having a kin chee pizza soon…

  • http://bvcnguyen.blogspot.com/ BV

    amazing idea. i love it!

  • http://bvcnguyen.blogspot.com/ BV

    amazing idea. i love it!

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com/ Rosa

    What an original and tasty pizza! Delicious!

    I love your stunning pictures!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    What an original and tasty pizza! Delicious!

    I love your stunning pictures!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://www.selbyfood.blogspot.com/ Selba

    Wow!!!

    First of all, I LOVE Pizza!!! I think I can eat pizza everyday for the rest of my life :)

    Second, I’ve been craving for Korean food… but haven’t gotten any chance yet.

    So, I guess, I’m drooling in here, hehehe…

  • http://www.selbyfood.blogspot.com Selba

    Wow!!!

    First of all, I LOVE Pizza!!! I think I can eat pizza everyday for the rest of my life :)

    Second, I’ve been craving for Korean food… but haven’t gotten any chance yet.

    So, I guess, I’m drooling in here, hehehe…

  • http://www.applepiepatispate.com/ Jude

    I don’t think I’ve ever had baked kimchi before. I have no idea how this will taste but I’ll keep it in mind when I’m feeling a bit more adventurous. :)

  • http://www.applepiepatispate.com Jude

    I don’t think I’ve ever had baked kimchi before. I have no idea how this will taste but I’ll keep it in mind when I’m feeling a bit more adventurous. :)

  • http://souvlakiforthesoul.com/ Peter G

    I like the Asian influences and the way you mix the flavours! This is a great twist on ordiary pizza…keep them coming Marc!

  • http://souvlakiforthesoul.com Peter G

    I like the Asian influences and the way you mix the flavours! This is a great twist on ordiary pizza…keep them coming Marc!

  • http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com/ Nuria

    Wow Marc!!! What time is dinner? Those belly pork slices are making me drool… and the whole thing just looks so sinful ;D
    I love the contrasting flavours in the pizza!

  • http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com Nuria

    Wow Marc!!! What time is dinner? Those belly pork slices are making me drool… and the whole thing just looks so sinful ;D
    I love the contrasting flavours in the pizza!

  • http://www.2equalparts.com/ Corey

    That pizza looks wonderful.

    We too use the same dough recipe, it comes out perfect every time.

    Friday night are usually homemade pizza night. I will have to add this one to our recipe box.

  • http://www.2equalparts.com Corey

    That pizza looks wonderful.

    We too use the same dough recipe, it comes out perfect every time.

    Friday night are usually homemade pizza night. I will have to add this one to our recipe box.

  • http://staceysnacksonline.com/ Stacey Snacks

    I am rolling my eyes, but only because this looks SO GOOD! and you know I love pizza.
    Great flavors…….looking forward to having a slice!

    • marc

      We should get the gang together and do a pizza party… Claire? Giff?

  • http://staceysnacksonline.com Stacey Snacks

    I am rolling my eyes, but only because this looks SO GOOD! and you know I love pizza.
    Great flavors…….looking forward to having a slice!

    • marc

      We should get the gang together and do a pizza party… Claire? Giff?

  • tish

    I heard of Kimchi Pizza several years ago and thought “Yes! I must try it!” but haven’t seen a recipe…never forgot it though. Now I can try it – I’m reallllly glad you posted this!! Thanks!

  • tish

    I heard of Kimchi Pizza several years ago and thought “Yes! I must try it!” but haven’t seen a recipe…never forgot it though. Now I can try it – I’m reallllly glad you posted this!! Thanks!

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com/ MyLastBite

    genius

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com MyLastBite

    genius

  • http://www.thekneadforbread.com/ Chuck

    That is one delicious look pizza. Love the photos and the pork belly ;)

  • http://www.thekneadforbread.com Chuck

    That is one delicious look pizza. Love the photos and the pork belly ;)

  • http://eatdrinknbmerry.com/ eatdrinknbmerry

    hi, stumbled across your site off notcot.org. this looks really great. my friend did a kimchi/pork belly pizza as well but used gochujang as a base i believe. i’m sure you’ve heard about the Kogi Korean Taco Truck (www.kogibbq.com) that is currently the hype of LA. This could be happening soon too, nice posting.

    • marc

      Haven’t heard of Korean taco’s but that sounds awesome, kinda like the Korean “burritos” we have out here.

  • http://eatdrinknbmerry.com eatdrinknbmerry

    hi, stumbled across your site off notcot.org. this looks really great. my friend did a kimchi/pork belly pizza as well but used gochujang as a base i believe. i’m sure you’ve heard about the Kogi Korean Taco Truck (www.kogibbq.com) that is currently the hype of LA. This could be happening soon too, nice posting.

    • marc

      Haven’t heard of Korean taco’s but that sounds awesome, kinda like the Korean “burritos” we have out here.

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com/ The Duo Dishes

    Pizza purist? What’s that? Pepperoni only? When it comes to pizza, the sky is really the limit. Pork belly! Tasty!

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com The Duo Dishes

    Pizza purist? What’s that? Pepperoni only? When it comes to pizza, the sky is really the limit. Pork belly! Tasty!

  • sloe hams
    • marc

      I see you used cheese. I went back and forth on that one and decided against it mainly because the only cheese I had on hand was Gruyere and I was on the fence about whether that would work or not.

  • sloe hams
    • marc

      I see you used cheese. I went back and forth on that one and decided against it mainly because the only cheese I had on hand was Gruyere and I was on the fence about whether that would work or not.

  • http://www.slim-shoppin.com/ Jennifer

    I’ve never heard of gochujang. I’ll have to check that out at the store the next time I go. Your pizza looks amazing! I just started making my own pizza dough, and it was a lot easier than I thought.

  • http://www.slim-shoppin.com Jennifer

    I’ve never heard of gochujang. I’ll have to check that out at the store the next time I go. Your pizza looks amazing! I just started making my own pizza dough, and it was a lot easier than I thought.

  • sloe hams

    yours looks very tasty too, btw

  • sloe hams

    yours looks very tasty too, btw

  • Zenchef

    Woa.. Looks fantastic Marc! Pork belly and kimchi.. I’m sold. And I don’t care what the purists have to say. Gotta try it one of these days.

  • Zenchef

    Woa.. Looks fantastic Marc! Pork belly and kimchi.. I’m sold. And I don’t care what the purists have to say. Gotta try it one of these days.

  • http://www.pigpigscorner.com/ pigpigscorner

    ooo, I can imagine how this taste like! I love Ham, cheese and gochujang toasties, I used to have them every week. This pizza looks awesome!

  • http://www.pigpigscorner.com pigpigscorner

    ooo, I can imagine how this taste like! I love Ham, cheese and gochujang toasties, I used to have them every week. This pizza looks awesome!

  • http://saraskitchen.blogspot.com/ Sara

    Wow, this looks amazing. I can only imagine how delicious pork belly must be on pizza!

  • http://saraskitchen.blogspot.com Sara

    Wow, this looks amazing. I can only imagine how delicious pork belly must be on pizza!

  • http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com/ Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    This is the most unique pizza I’ve ever seen! I love it!

  • http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    This is the most unique pizza I’ve ever seen! I love it!

  • http://oddlyenough.kr/ Andrew

    That is the pizza I’ve never tasted and even heard of as a Korean! Quite impressive. :)

  • http://oddlyenough.kr Andrew

    That is the pizza I’ve never tasted and even heard of as a Korean! Quite impressive. :)

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    I might have to steal (borrow) this recipe if I ever open another restaurant here in Honolulu.

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    I might have to steal (borrow) this recipe if I ever open another restaurant here in Honolulu.

  • Jan

    Wow that looks like one yummy pizza! I saw a programe on the TV last week all about kimchi and I want to try it! Can’t get it anywhere round here though, sadly.
    Ps: I think your blog is fantastic!

  • Jan

    Wow that looks like one yummy pizza! I saw a programe on the TV last week all about kimchi and I want to try it! Can’t get it anywhere round here though, sadly.
    Ps: I think your blog is fantastic!

  • http://www.rasamalaysia.com/ Rasa Malaysia

    I had kimchi pork belly mini-slider at Betelnut in San Francisco just two days ago when I was up there. Hehe, this is same concept. Love it.

  • http://www.rasamalaysia.com Rasa Malaysia

    I had kimchi pork belly mini-slider at Betelnut in San Francisco just two days ago when I was up there. Hehe, this is same concept. Love it.

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    This pizza sounds great! I really like those Korean flavours!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    This pizza sounds great! I really like those Korean flavours!

  • http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com/ gaga

    How creative! It looks delicious.

  • http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com gaga

    How creative! It looks delicious.

  • http://www.kalofagas.blogspot.com/ Peter

    Marc, when I first read your title I thought “WHAT”?…but I see that this works. I’d go so far as to top it with some sort of pulled/shredded pork, marinated to give it a Kalbi falvour. The sweet & sour would be awesome (don’t forget the heat).

  • http://www.kalofagas.blogspot.com Peter

    Marc, when I first read your title I thought “WHAT”?…but I see that this works. I’d go so far as to top it with some sort of pulled/shredded pork, marinated to give it a Kalbi falvour. The sweet & sour would be awesome (don’t forget the heat).

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com we are never full

    wtf? i want to jump into that picture. awesome mix of flavors.

    where did you buy your pork belly? could you email it to me or post it here?

    • marc

      It’s kurobuta (a.k.a. berkshire) pork belly from Mitsuwa.

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com/ we are never full

    wtf? i want to jump into that picture. awesome mix of flavors.

    where did you buy your pork belly? could you email it to me or post it here?

    • marc

      It’s kurobuta (a.k.a. berkshire) pork belly from Mitsuwa.

  • http://www.brooklynfarmhouse.com/ megan (brooklyn farmhouse)

    Brilliant!!

  • http://www.brooklynfarmhouse.com megan (brooklyn farmhouse)

    Brilliant!!

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

    Harumph! F*** the purists ;) I love how the Asian influence colors all that you do. I don’t like blog homogeneity– I love that you are unique!

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com Manggy

    Harumph! F*** the purists ;) I love how the Asian influence colors all that you do. I don’t like blog homogeneity– I love that you are unique!

  • http://noobcook.com/ noobcook

    I luv east-meets-west flavours like these … especially in pizza! I just bought the book and have yet to try the recipes, the pizza dough looks perfect ;p

  • http://noobcook.com noobcook

    I luv east-meets-west flavours like these … especially in pizza! I just bought the book and have yet to try the recipes, the pizza dough looks perfect ;p

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  • doctorcop

    f-ing fantastic. I cant wait to try this this weekend.
    I’m new to the site, and am afraid of what I’ve missed-

  • doctorcop

    f-ing fantastic. I cant wait to try this this weekend.
    I’m new to the site, and am afraid of what I’ve missed-

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  • http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal ZenKimchi

    Well played, sir. Well played.

  • http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal ZenKimchi

    Well played, sir. Well played.

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  • Linda M.

    I’m so glad I learned how to make kimchi. I made this pizza for the second time tonight. It’s so yummy and smells so great while it’s cooking. Thanks for sharing. It’s made me see kimchi in a new light.

    —LM

  • Linda M.

    I’m so glad I learned how to make kimchi. I made this pizza for the second time tonight. It’s so yummy and smells so great while it’s cooking. Thanks for sharing. It’s made me see kimchi in a new light.

    —LM

  • Linda M.

    BTW Last time but I bought premade dough but this time, I made the pizza dough in my bread machine, so very easy indeed.
    Thanks again.

    —LM

  • Linda M.

    BTW Last time but I bought premade dough but this time, I made the pizza dough in my bread machine, so very easy indeed.
    Thanks again.

    —LM

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  • http://zested.wordpress.com/ zested

    This looks incredible.I’ve just fired up the grill for bbq pizza and have been looking for recipes involving kimchee. It never occurred to me to put them together. I’m going to make this immediately, if not sooner.

  • http://zested.wordpress.com zested

    This looks incredible.I’ve just fired up the grill for bbq pizza and have been looking for recipes involving kimchee. It never occurred to me to put them together. I’m going to make this immediately, if not sooner.

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  • http://royalcool.blogspot.com/ royalcool

    yummmmy!

  • http://royalcool.blogspot.com royalcool

    yummmmy!

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    This gives me the urge to do and make some Kimchi Pork Belly today!! Sweet and spicy flavored is one of my favorite. And I am going vegetarian today so It is really a good point out of what I'm looking for =D.

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  • frank lee

    Korean cooking is expanding like the people. The last twenty five years change has been noticable, in food, dress, movies and public manners. Korea has to grow or remain in the shadows of the past.

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  • Guest

    OMG THIS SOUNDS (and looks) AMAZING!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/KiNgDeeM Nicholas Teri

     Bookmarked! Another recipe I cant wait to try.

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