Slightly Sweetened Glazed Pork Rice Bowl

Slightly Sweetened Glazed Pork Rice Bowl

With a generous slather of sweet-savory glaze.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Pork loin slices
2 to 3
Light brown sugar
1 teaspoon
Mentsuyu (5x concentrate)
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Grated garlic (from a tube or powdered garlic)
to taste
Sesame oil
a small amount
Nori seaweed
1/3 sheet
Plain cooked rice
1 bowlful
White sesame seeds
to taste


1. Cut the pork into easy to eat pieces. Make small cuts in the fat.
2. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and fry the meat. Sprinkle the sugar over the meat, and stir fry while coating the meat with the sugar until the meat changes color.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of mentsuyu, 1 tablespoon of mirin and grated garlic to the pan and rapidly reduce the glaze over high heat.
4. Serve rice in a bowl and top with torn nori seaweed. Lay the meat slices on top and pour over the leftover glaze. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My children loves this pork rice bowl. Instead of soy sauce I use mentsuyu, which has more umami and goes better with the dish.
Coat the pork slices in the thick glaze so that it seasons the sheet of nori as well.