Pork Belly, Bean Sprouts, and Cabbage Steamed in Sake

Pork Belly, Bean Sprouts, and Cabbage Steamed in Sake

The pork belly is sweet and delicious, but its made without oil, so it's relatively healthy. It's super easy to make.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly
200 grams
Bean sprouts
1 bag
1/4 head (about 200 grams)
Salt and pepper
to taste
3 tablespoons
to taste
Japanese sesame dressing
to taste


1. Cut the thinly sliced pork belly into bite-sizes and lightly season with salt and pepper. Briefly rinse the bean sprouts and roughly chop the cabbage.
2. Mix the bean sprouts and cabbage pieces together and spread them out in a pan. Lay the pork belly pieces on top so they cover the bean sprouts and cabbage.
3. Pour the sake over everything in the pan from Step (2), cover with a lid and steam over medium heat for 6-7 minutes.
4. After making sure the pork is cooked through, turn off the heat and stir together the pork and the vegetables. Cover with the lid again and steam for 1 more minute.
5. Serve in the pan and eat with Ponzu sauce or sesame seed dressing.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a side dish that would be simple to make and easy to clean up after cooking.