• Pork

    Kakuni – Pressure Cooker Method

    Pork ‘Kakuni’ is not super easy dish to cook and long slow cooking is required, and that is not suitable for busy life style. If you have a pressure cooker, Pork ‘Kakuni’ is quick and easy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 800g Pork Belly Block (Boneless)1 cup Water1 to 2 small pieces Ginger *thinly sliced2 tablespoons Sake2 …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Butajiru / Tonjiru

    ‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with Pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku (Konjac) and Gobo (Burdock Root). Some Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Spicy Pork Soboro Don

    ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat. This is not an authentic Japanese dish, but this is my family’s favourite. It is so easy to make even for children. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Pork Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 small piece Ginger *finely grated1 pinch SaltFrozen Mixed Vegetables 2 cups *OR 1 large Carrot, 1-2 cups Peas and Corn2 …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables


    In this recipe, I listed Pork and Cabbage as the main ingredients. However, these can be substituted for any ingredients. Because this is ‘Okonomiyaki’, you can use whatever ingredients you like. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 2 cups Plain Flour OR Self-Raising Flour2 cups Water4 Eggs1 pinch Salt1/2 teaspoon Dashi Power *optional1/4 to 1/2 …

  • Gyoza Pork

    Pork & Wombok Gyoza

    You can find locally produced Gyoza Wrappers at Asian grocery stores. What I usually use is 400g pack containing 42 wrappers. They are fresh and very reasonably priced. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients 300 to 400g Pork Mince1/4 Wombok (Chinese Cabbage) 1 to 2 teaspoon Salt to pickle Wombok1 small piece Ginger *grated1 clove …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Miso Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for cutlets. Following the pattern of naming Don (Rice Bowl) dishes, cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. As it is served with Miso Sauce, the dish is called ‘Miso Katsu Don’. It is a popular dish in Kurashiki City, Okayama, where I used to live. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

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