Soy and Sake Pork

This recipe is really just an excuse to head to your local Asian supermarket! Once there I always end up picking up stuff, whether it’s dumpling pastry, pork buns, some Asian greens or some great noodles. You should be able to get mirin and sake in most of these shops.

This recipe takes inspiration from ‘Chefs Night Out’ on Vice and the Munchies cookbook, which is awesome. There’s some great pictures and stories in both.

There’s a great Asian taste from this recipe, beautiful sweet, sticky pork. And it’s so simple and quick.


  • 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of mirin
  • 3 tablespoons of sake
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 pork chops, diced, or 1 pound of pork loin, diced


  1. Combine everything but the pork in a pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 1 minute until the sugar has dissolved. Keep stirring it! Then remove from the heat.
  2. In a hot pan add a tablespoon of oil, sesame works well, and once hot add the pork.
  3. When the pork is almost done add the soy/mirin/sake liquid and stir well for 2 minutes. The pork should become sticky.
  4. Serve up with some rice, or as I like to eat everything as tacos, on tortillas!

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