Dinner in 30min: Pork Belly Donburi Recipe

Pork belly donburi (rice bowl) is an easy, yummy, and inexpensive meal. It’ll only set you back less than five bucks when you make it at home… that’s the price to feed two people!

Kakuni, or Japanese braised pork belly, takes at least 2 to 3 hours to make. But sometimes you just gotta satisfy that pork belly craving, quick style!

Your problems are solved when the meat is thinly sliced. A delicious dinner for two can be ready under 30 minutes with this recipe.

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Recipe: Pork Belly Donburi

Cook time: Under 30 minutes

Serving: for 2 people


  • 2 bowls of rice
  • 1 stalk of green onion
  • 250g of pork belly


  • 4 tbsp sake
  • 4 tbsp soba tsuyu
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp water

Note: If you don’t have sake, use mirin or rice wine.

Note: If you don’t have soba tsuyu lying around, mix hondashi with soy sauce (preferably low sodium if you have that) at a 1:1 ratio.


  1. Slice pork belly into 2-3mm thin pieces.
  2. Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Heat pan to medium high. Do not add oil.
  4. Grill pork belly slices until they start changing colour. Make sure the meat slices aren’t stacked on top of each other.
  5. Add seasoning to pork belly and stir well.
  6. Reduce the sauce to a glaze on low heat.
  7. Serve pork belly on rice; drizzle with glaze.
  8. Garnish with chopped green onion.

READ MORE: Chicken Karaage Recipe – Japanese Deep Fried Chicken

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