Japanese-style Braised Pork Belly


1 piece pork belly, about 300 g
300 g daikon
2 thick slices ginger
2 tbsp chopped green onion


2-1/4 cups water
3 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
3 tbsp sake
2 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp sugar


  1. Peel and cut the daikon into chunks.
  2. Cut the pork to 5 cm thick chunks.
  3. Add pork and daikon to a pot. Add 1 slice of ginger and enough water to cover the pork and daikon. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat. Pour away water and drain pork and daikon through a colander.
  4. Return pork and daikon to the pot. Add sauce ingredients and the remaining piece of ginger. Cover and bring to a boil on medium heat. Turn down heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half. Mix in green onion before serving.

Source: Japanese magazine