Hunan Home-Style Pork and Peppers Stir-Fry

I first had this dish at a Chinese restaurant in London, many years ago. I remember instantly falling in love with the dish. It looked so simple, with only a few ingredients. The flavours were well balanced, just the right amount of all the right flavour combinations.

This was one of the yummiest stir-fry dishes I’ve had.

This is apparently a “home style” dish from Hunan, China. Each household would have their own version of this dish, and it’s quite a “common” dish to have, in that if you’re stuck for ideas for a meal, then this dish would be it.

It’s also easy to make, and very delicious.

Hunan Home-Style Pork and Peppers Stir-Fry

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people


Pork Marinade

  • 200 g Pork Belly skinless, sliced
  • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Sweet Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing Wine
  • 200 g Anaheim Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Sugar
  • Oil


  • Mix Pork belly, Cornflour, Sweet Dark Soy Sauce, Light Soy Sauce and Shaoxing Wine in a bowl. Massage the sauce mixture into the pork
  • Leave for 15-30 mins
  • Slice peppers as shown in the video
  • Add oil to a pan. High heat
  • Add peppers and stir fry until lightly charred. Tranfer to a plate
  • Add oil to a pan. High heat
  • Add garlic and lightly fry
  • Add the marinated pork and stir fry until lightly charred
  • Add peppers and Light soy sauce. Mix well
  • Add sugar. Mix well
  • Serve


Keyword Chinese, Peppers, Pork