Motsu-nabe Offal Hot Pot-style Stewed Cabbage and Pork Belly

Motsu-nabe Offal Hot Pot-style Stewed Cabbage and Pork Belly

You need just 10 minutes to cook this dish! It is easy to make and you can eat plenty of sweet tasty cabbage in a motsu (offal) hot pot style. Serve yuzu-kosho on the side.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly
100 g
1/6 large or 1/4 medium sized
Japanese leek
1 medium sized
1 to 2 cloves
Motsu-nabe soup base
400 ml
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Bonito dashi stock powder
2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon
Salt (adjust the amount)
to taste


1. Cut the cabbage roughly into large bite sizes and thinly slice the Japanese leek and garlic. Cut the pork into bite sizes.
2. Put the soup base into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the pork belly and loosen the meat in the soup.
3. After bringing back to a boil, add vegetables. Keep cooking over medium heat.
4. After cooking for a while (the cabbage shrinks like in this photo) stir quickly.
5. After stirring, cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes over a medium heat. When the pot contents lightens and the cabbage tender like the photo, it is done!
6. Transfer the pork and cabbage with the soup into a serving dish and serve yuzu-kosho on the side. The cabbage is sweet and tasty.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like the sweet cabbage of motsu-nabe hot pot so I made this dish in the same style using pork belly instead. You don't need to use offal to recreate the similar taste of motsu-nabe at home. Give this dish a try.