Buta no Kakuni Recipe

Buta no Kakuni


  • 1 lb of pork belly
  • 6 boiled eggs
  • Water to cover
  • Few slices of ginger
  • 4 Tbsp of sugar (or less to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 4 Tbsp soysauce (to taste)
  • 4 Tbsp Sake

How to make Buta no Kakuni

I love braised pork belly! This is a slightly sweeter Japanese version.

  1. Fry pork in a saucepan in a little oil.
  2. When browned, cover with water and put in the ginger.
  3. Turn heat down to medium and simmer for at least an hour.
  4. Turn on the TV and watch your favorite TV show.
  5. Turn off the heat when your significant other yells "Are you done cooking?"
  6. Remove the pork from the water, and rinse.
  7. Stick the pot in the refrigerator or a sink full of cold water so that you can pick the grease off... eww...
  8. Return pork to the water and add sugar, mirin and sake.
  9. Simmer under low heat for about 30 minutes.
  10. Add the soy sauce and simmer for another 30 minutes
  11. Add the boiled eggs (you did boil them right?) and simmer for 30 minutes. Remember to turn the eggs once in a while.
  12. ta-dah! Done!
  • tommy
    tommy says

    I love pork belly too! I cooked it the same way the last time I made it, except that I added a stalk of spring onion with the ginger. The pork was meltingly good, especially with a dab of mustard.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    do u by anychance use picasa to edit your photos? :)

  • cwtan76
    cwtan76 says

    Did not use Picasa to edit. I took this photo at night and under the kitchen lights, so it is so yellow! I have a lot to learn about food photography!

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    oh i'm not saying anything about your photography skills :) i think this is a nice photo, just that it looks sharpened.. when I sharpen photos using picasa and photoshop it looks slightly different.. the sharpness here just looks like what i could do with picasa :) but i think it's a nice photo! :D

  • wucancook
    wucancook says

    Your dish makes me ache for my grandmother's version of this, which is very similar. Beautiful!

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