[RECIPE] Shio-Buta Don

This is a salt-flavored (Shio) pork (Buta) stir-fry with a savory starchy sauce served over freshly cooked rice. The delicious rice bowl dish is infused with the flavors of garlic and sesame oil, making it a satisfying one-bowl meal that will leave you craving for more.  (Served in Hakusan Bowl Medium)



Serving: 2
Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cups Rice
  • 200 ml Water



  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chuka Dashi (Chicken based stock)
  • 1 tsp Sake
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Potato starch + 1 tbsp Water 


    1. Cook the rice by rinsing the rice and adding water. Cook it in a rice cooker or pot. 
    2. While the rice is cooking, prepare the ingredients by chopping the scallion, garlic, and cut the pork into bite size. 
    3. Heat a pan and add some sesame oil, add the pork belly to cook. 
    4. Once the pork is cooked through, add the sauce ingredients - salt, Chuka Dashi, garlic, Sake, lemon juice, black pepper, water, and scallion. 
    5. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp each of potato starch and water. 
    6. Once the sauce starts to thicken, remove it from the heat. 
    7. In a serving bowl, add the freshly cooked rice, then pour on the pork stir-fry with the sauce over it. Finish with some roasted sesame seeds. 

> Purchase rice from the rice factory here


RECIPE by Azusa