Surprisingly Easy Simmered Pork Belly

Surprisingly Easy Simmered Pork Belly

It might take a bit of time, but it doesn't require that much effort. This pork belly will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients: 2 servings

1 block of pork belly
250 g
as needed
Vegetable oil
as needed
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 ~2
◎Soy sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons
◎Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Boiled eggs


1. Cut the white part of the scallions on the diagonal (save the green part, since you'll use it later!).
2. Cut the pork belly in 3 cm pieces, and coat with katakuriko.
3. Put vegetable oil in a pan, add the pork, and brown on both sides. (About 5 minutes over low-medium heat.)
4. Put the pork and the green part of the scallion in a pot, and add enough water to cover the pork. Cover with a lid and simmer for 1 hour over low heat.
5. Put the ingredients marked ◎ in a separate pot, and bring to a boil. Add the white sections of the scallions and the pre-boiled pork. Cover with a drop lid/otoshibuta made of aluminum foil or parchment paper, and a lid. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour.
6. After 30 minutes, add the boiled eggs, and turn over the pieces of pork.
7. Check the seasoning occasionally while cooking, and adjust to your taste.
8. When the meat and eggs have turned brown and the sauce has reduced, it's done!
9. If you make it ahead of time and let it cool, the pork will absorb more flavor. Reheat before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

One day my husband said, "I really feel like eating simmered pork belly..."
I found out that although it takes time, it's really not that hard.
It's now a family favorite!!