Combine the red miso, sake and sugar in a small sauce pan. Heat the sauce over low heat to evaporate the alcohol. Stir well until the sauce takes on a glossy sheen. (If you think the miso is too strong, add dashi stock to thin the sauce.)
Coat the pork in the order of flour, egg and panko. Deep-fry the pork until crispy.
Put the hot white rice in a bowl (spoon a little miso sauce over) and place the cabbage, pork cutlets, miso sauce, ground sesame seeds, green onions and Japanese mustard on top of the rice. Done!
Story Behind this Recipe
I love red miso! I grew up on eating this.
The sauce may be sweet, so adjust to your preference. It's best to thin the sauce with good quality sake (although cooking sake is fine) or dilute with dashi stock or water. I recommend the sauce to be thick. The flavor may be intense to serve to children. Make sure to top with leeks!