Experience Unexpected Satisfaction with Shoyu Pork!

Discover true flavor and delectable satisfaction with this traditional, yet unique recipe for Shoyu Pork. This flavour-packed dish is inspired by Japanese culinary traditions, with its own unique spin, leaving you in awe of the complexity of its balanced flavors, and rewarding you with a delightful burst of pleasure in every bite.


  • 1/2 cup of shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of mirin
  • 2 tablespoons of sake
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 4 1/2 pounds (2 kilograms) of pork belly, diced into 1.5″ cubes
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together shoyu, mirin, sake, and honey until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add diced pork belly and fry until lightly browned.
  3. Lower the heat to medium, then add garlic, ginger, and black pepper. Fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the shoyu mixture to the pork belly, stirring to combine. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  5. Decrease heat to low and continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

A Blend Of Delicious Flavors

Shoyu pork will tantalize your taste buds and reward you for trying something a little different. The marinade gives the pork cubes a unique flavor, combining a rich umami of shoyu and sweet notes of honey, balanced with the subtle aromas of sake, mirin, garlic, and ginger. It’s a symphony of intense flavor that will keep your palate guessing in delight.

Variations On A Theme

The best part of this dish is that it’s easy to customize, depending on your personal preference. If you want to give it a bit more kick, you can add a pinch of chili powder. If you want it a bit sweeter, you can increase the amount of honey. You can even adjust the cooking time, depending on how tender or crispy you would like the pork.


Shoyu Pork is an unexpected treat that brings together classic Japanese flavors in a unique and deliciously satisfying way. Why not give it a try tonight? You won’t regret it!