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Kim Pham

Lemongrass Pork Belly Bao

Equipment Needed

cutting board


mixing bowl

air fryer


microwave safe bowl

Cooking Time



Serving Count




  • Omsom Lemongrass BBQ Starter
  • 1 lb. pork belly
  • 2 carrots, julienned  
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro 
  • 10 frozen bao buns
  • 3 tbsp. roasted peanuts, crushed 
  • 5 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 10 tsp. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • sesame oil 
  • salt

Serve with:

Enjoy as a snack!


Recipe from community member, Hanna (@hanseabright).

Prep your pork belly!

  1. Coat pork belly with one Omsom sauce in a bowl. Let marinate in fridge for at least 15 minutes, or overnight for a deeper flavor
  2. Set your air fryer to 400° F and toss in pork belly for 10 minutes.

Prep your quick-pickled carrots!

  1. Mix carrot, 1 tbsp. salt and sugar in a bowl. Cover with rice vinegar and let pickle for 15 minutes. Drain vinegar before serving.

Steam your bao!

  1. Prepare bao according to package instructions. 

Assemble your bao!

  1. Gently open bao bun and spread 1 tsp. mayo on one side. Top with pickled carrots, pork belly, cilantro, and crushed peanuts. Enjoy!

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