Buta no Kakuni (Simmered Pork Cubes) with Coke

Buta no Kakuni (Simmered Pork Cubes) with Coke

Very easy! Everyone can make soft kakuni with this recipe.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Pork belly block
400-500 g
500 ml
☆Ginger (with skin and thin sliced)
5 pieces
☆Green part of Japanese leek
☆Star anise (Optional)
★Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
★Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
as needed
Japanese mustard
as needed
Daikon radish (2 cm thick half moons or round slices)
as needed (optional)


1. Cut the pork into bite size pieces and place them fat side down onto a pan without oil.
2. Sear the pork evenly until golden brown all around.
3. Drain excess oil from the pan with paper towels.
4. Put the pork and ingredients marked ☆ into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes!
5. Add the ingredients marked ★ and continue simmering for another 20 - 30 minutes! If the sauce reduces too low, add a little extra water little by little.
6. Add the daikon radish and simmer for 10 - 20 minutes more!
7. Serve with Japanese mustard as you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

The fizz and sweetness from coke does a good job! You can make soft kakuni so easily.