This type of dish is called ‘Shiru-kake Gohan’. ‘Shiru-kake Gohan’ is something that most ordinary Japanese people enjoy to eat, but you will never see at any Japanese restaurants or eateries in the world. It is ‘cooked rice covered with soup’. You know cooked rice and soup are the main food for Japanese style meal. We sometimes pour the soup over the rice and eat together. ‘Miso Soups’ and soy sauce flavoured ‘Clear Soups’ are all good, but this ‘Curry Flavoured Pork Soup on Rice’ is something that should be eaten this way!


4 Servings


250-300g Pork Belly
1/2 tablespoon Canola Oil *optional
1 Onion
1 Carrot
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 small piece Ginger *finely chopped or grated
1-2 Potatoes
2 teaspoons Curry Powder *Asian Curry Powder recommended
4 cups Chicken Stock
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 handfuls of Green Leafy Vegetable
Eggs *optional, see my ‘Onsen Tamago’ recipe
Freshly Cooked Short Grain Rice 4 servings

  1. Cut the vegetables and pork into small bite size pieces.
  2. Heat Oil in a large saucepan or a pot over the medium heat, cook Pork until browned, add Onion and Carrot, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Garlic, Ginger, Potato and Curry Powder, and cook 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add Stock and Soy Sauce, and bring to the boil. Lower the heat to simmer until vegetables are soft. Add Green Leafy Vegetable and cook until the green vegetable is soft. Season with Salt if required.
  4. Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked rice, place the ‘Onsen Tamago’ if you like, cover with the soup and enjoy.