Pressure Cooked, Meltingly Soft Simmered Pork and Daikon Radish

Pressure Cooked, Meltingly Soft Simmered Pork and Daikon Radish

Make collagen-rich simmered pork belly easily in a pressure cooker! The flavor-rich daikon radish is delicious too! It's not too rich or salty, so please have a generous helping.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Pork belly (block)
400 g
Boiled eggs
Daikon radish (3 cm tall slices, quartered)
15 cm long piece
The white part of a leek (sliced diagonally)
1/2 stalk
A. Water
200 ml
A. Sake
100 ml
A. Soy sauce
5 tablespoons
A. Mirin, sugar
4 tablespoons each
A. Rice vinegar
1 tablespoon
A. Ginger (sliced)
2 knobs
A. Garlic (sliced)
1 clove


1. Bring plenty of water to a boil in a pressure cooker. Add the pork belly cut into 2 x 3 cm pieces and parboil for 10 minutes, to remove excess fat and odor. Drain, and rinse under water.
2. Rinse the pressure cooker and bring the A. ingredients to a boil. Add the parboiled pork belly and the daikon radish pieces, then add the leek. Lock on the lid, bring up to pressure, and cook under pressure for 20 minutes.
3. Leave to cool down naturally. Scoop off the fat floating on the surface (If you let it cool down completely and remove the solidified fat, the result will be really good).
4. Add the boiled eggs and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes over low heat. Ladle the cooking sauce over everything occasionally. Keep simmering until the sauce has reduced by about half, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Simmered pork belly made easily in a pressure cooker.