Juicy Pork Belly Cubes

Juicy Pork Belly Cubes

Fresh, fragrant and flavoursome, this delicious Japas dish of Juicy Pork Belly cubes is a real crowd pleaser and so straightforward to make. Part of our series of Japas (Japanese tapas recipes for chefs).

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins


  • 600 g Pork belly
  • 300 g Fresh spinach
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 10 g Ginger 10g
  • 700 ml Water
  • 100 ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 100 ml Sake
  • 100 ml Mirin
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 20 g Mustard


Fry whole piece of belly in a frying pan until meat’s surface is roasted. Chop into cubes of 3-4 cm. Put the meat into a pan, cover with water and boil for minutes. Drain off the water and rinse the meat cubes.

Put water, Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, sake, mirin, garlic and ginger into a pressure cooker (liquid must cover the meat so if needed add more water). Close the lid and turn on the heat. Bring to the boil and cook for 40 minutes on low heat. After that time open the lid and check if the meat is getting soft. Remove fat from the surface of the liquid. Close the lid again and cook some more until the meat is soft and juicy and the taste of marinade has reduced in strength enough to your liking.

Stir fry spinach and put on a plate. Serve few pork cubes on the spinach leaves, sprinkle with the broth from cooking. Serve with mustard.

Tip: For gluten free version use our Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce.

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