Butadon or simply Pork Bowl is a Japanese dish made out of rice served in a bowl topped with sweet savoury simmered pork. It’s a very popular food in Japan like the teriyaki and yakiniku don. The name came from the words buta and don respectively means “pork” and “bowl”.
- 500g pork neck or collar, thinly sliced
- 2 cups dashi stock
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp miso
- 2 tbsp sake
- 1 inch ginger, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- freshly steamed rice
- spring onions, to garnish
- beni shoga, to garnish
- Combine dashi and ginger in a pot, bring to a boil. Once boiling add the pork and let it simmer for 5 minutes removing the scum that rises to the top.
- Add the mirin, miso, soy sauce, sake and brown sugar, continue to boil for 15 minutes or until pork it cooked.
- Continue until sauce is heavily reduced to a thicker consistency.
- Turn heat off then top pork on freshly steamed rice, garnish with pickled ginger and spring onions.