Okinawa Japan Shoyu Pork

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 9m
Ready In

Recipe: #41208

July 15, 2023

"Okinawan Shoyu Pork is typical Okinawan cuisine that consists of pork belly that has been carefully simmered in a mixture of soy sauce, sake, mirin, brown sugar, and ginger. The dish is served with a variety of vegetables. In spite of the fact that the flavors are comparable to those of teriyaki, this style of cooking is distinguished in a unique way by the melting-in-your-mouth tenderness that results."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (170.3 g)
  • Calories 666.3
  • Total Fat - 60.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 81.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1356 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 16.9 g
  • Protein - 12 g
  • Calcium - 11.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put pork belly in large stock pot covered with water.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer .

Step 3

Cook for 2 hours.

Step 4

Pull out and remove skin.

Step 5

Chop into small pieces

Step 6

In a large saucepan combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, half a cup of water, mirin, ginger, and garlic, and bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 7

After adding the sliced pork belly, bring the liquid back up to a boil.

Step 8

The heat should be turned down to a low setting, and a layer of aluminum foil should be placed directly over the meat and sauce.

Step 9

Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, turning the pork several times to ensure that it cooks evenly and achieving the desired tenderness.


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