FOOD

Japanese Slow Braised Pork Belly

Japanese braised pork belly? We're drooling 中

FOOD

Japanese Slow Braised Pork Belly

Japanese braised pork belly? We're drooling 中

Ingredients

  • 600g pork belly
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 200g rice
  • 1 soft-boiled egg
  • Green onions, as needed
  • Sauce:
  • 4 tsp light brown sugar
  • 8 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin sweet cooking rice wine
  • 280cc water

Steps

  1. Heat vegetable oil In a frying pan and brown the pork belly on all sides.
  2. Add the ingredients for the Sauce to the frying pan and drop a piece of parchment paper directly on the pork belly. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 hours until tender, or until it is as tender as you'd like. (If it loses moisture, add just enough water to cover the pork belly to prevent moisture loss)
  3. Once the pork is tender, remove from the frying pan and cook down the remaining liquid. Return the pork to the pan and toss it in the sauce.
  4. Add cooked rice to a bowl and place the pork belly on top.
  5. Drizzle the sauce over the pork. Garnish with soft-boiled egg and green onions. Enjoy!