A Delicious Japanese Take on Pork Teriyaki

Ah pork teriyaki, a steaming bowl of umami that gets our taste buds singing! This classic Japanese dish is a popular favourite across the world, bringing together sweet, savoury and succulent pork with a tantalisingly rich sauce. Using just a few ingredients, this dish is easy to prepare and guaranteed to make an impression!


– Pork shoulder, sliced into thin strips
– 1/4 cup of mirin
– 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
– 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
– 3 cloves of garlic
– 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger


1. Heat the mirin, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Take off the heat and set aside until ready to use.

3. Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add a tablespoon of oil.

4. Add the pork strips and cook until golden brown and slightly crispy, around 10 minutes.

5. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the teriyaki sauce.

6. Simmer until the sauce has reduced by half and the pork is fully cooked and coated in the sauce, about 15 minutes.

7. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with fresh coriander and sesame seeds.

This pork teriyaki is a worthy take on the traditional and iconic Japanese dish, perfect for a quick and tasty dinner for any day of the week. For a more luxurious version, experiment with alternative ingredients like chicken or beef and add extra vegetables for a hearty and filling dinner. For other Asian inspiration, try my Korean Barbequed Pork Belly or Indonesian Marinated Chicken Satay! Whatever you decide, there’s no doubt that pork teriyaki is an unbeatable dish. Bon appetit!