Light and Soft Microwaved Pork

Light and Soft Microwaved Pork

Microwaving isn't just simple, it actually makes the meat lighter and softer than if you boil it in a pot.
Be sure to change the wattage of the microwave, and let it set for 10 minutes!


Block of pork meat (shoulder roast, thigh, loin, etc)
400 to 500 g
White leek, minced shiso leaves, etc (as garnish)
as desired
Flavoring ingredients:
Garlic (crushed)
1 clove
2 cups (400 ml)
Soy sauce and mirin
4 tablespoons each


1. Put the meat in a microwave-safe container with a lid, and add enough water to cover. Microwave at 600W for 10 minutes, then drain out the water. It will be very hot, so be careful!
2. Add the flavoring ingredients to the container and microwave at 200W for 15 minutes, turning the meat over once. Let it set for 10 minutes.
3. Cut into whatever thickness of pieces you like and transfer to a serving plate. Top with onions or shiso leaves. The remaining stock is also delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

Everyone in our house loves dishes that use chunks of pork. I'm thinking of delicious ways to eat it every day.
As it tends to dry out, I came up with this method of keeping it juicy.