Japanese braised pork (Buta-kakuni)

This evening became so cold suddenly.  The temperature was almost 32°F!  It supposed to be much colder next week.  So sad, what should I do such a cold day... ;(  In cold season, I am easy to catch a cold so tonight I made some sustaining food!

Actually it takes long time like more than 2 hour.  But it doesn't mean difficult because you don't have to watch carefully during cooking.  Even if you don't want to wait for along time, you must realize that it deserves to wait when you eat it because taste so good!!!

Japanese braised pork (called But a-kakuni) (4〜5 serves)
  • 2 pound of pork belly
  • 1 leek
  • corn starch
  • 2 cups of water (☆)
  • 3 Tbs of soy sauce (☆)
  • 3 Tbs of mirin (☆)
  • 1 Tbs of grated ginger (☆)
  • 5  pieces of crashed garlics (☆)

1,  Cut pork belly into big pieces and coat it with potato starch.  If the pork belly has big bones, just remove and coat with potato starch also.

2,  Heat a pan and sesame oil until quite hot then pan-broil pork belly until all full faces become brown.

3,  Remove the pork to a pot and add just enough water to cover the pork and leek.  Boil it for 1 hour with low-fire.  After that, you can use this liquid as a pork soup stock.

4,  Remove the pork to another pot.  Add  (☆)  and cover with aluminum foil and boil for 1 hour with low-fire.

Pork belly looks like it has a lot of fat but you can remove almost fat during boiling in water so actually this dish is really healthy and has a lot of collagen which is good for your skin!

It was so soft that I didn't need to cut with a knife.  I could cut it just with chopsticks!!

I already decided that I'm gonna make ramen with this braised pork and soup tomorrow!  It's gonna be so tasty.  Can't wait!!


  1. Hmmmm iam very hungry... hihihi.... nice blog.. see u next time on your post

  2. Oh my God, the food looks so delicious and beautiful.

  3. hey, i come across your blog and really like it, I like Japanese cuisine in general. Im living in boston and my blog is mamson.net . Nice to see you here