Refreshing Pork Don Rice Bowl with Ponzu Sauce and Grated Daikon Radish

Refreshing Pork Don Rice Bowl with Ponzu Sauce and Grated Daikon Radish

A quick, easy-to-make, and refreshing rice bowl recipe with pork and daikon radish. It has pork, crunchy cabbage, grated daikon radish and ponzu sauce.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly
about 150 g
to taste
Daikon radish
about a 6-7 cm thick slice
Green onion or scallion
about 3 stalks
Plain cooked rice
as much as you like for each serving
To season the pork:
Soy sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons
about 2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a little of each
Grated ginger
1 piece
To put on top before eating:
To taste


1. Cut up the pork belly slices, and marinate in the soy sauce, sake, grated ginger, salt and pepper. Stir-fry the pork until it gets brown.
2. Grate the daikon radish.
3. Finely shred the cabbage. (Try to shred it as finely as possible, and it will be much nicer to eat.)
4. Chop the green onion.
5. Put some hot rice in large serving bowls.
6. Mound the shredded cabbage on top of the rice.
7. Put the cooked pork on top of the cabbage. It already looks yummy!
8. Add some grated radish on top of the meat.
9. Add the chopped green onion, pour the ponzu sauce over and it's done.
10. Looks great.

Story Behind this Recipe

The usual sweet-salty sauce is great but sometimes you want to eat something refreshing with vinegar.
I had a delicius pork donburi once with ponzu sauce once, so I tried making it myself. It's so light that you end up eating quite a lot of rice with it.