Soft Simmered Pork Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings8
MethodMain Ingredient


 Boneless pork spareribs/Fat back2 1⁄4 Pound, cut into 8 pieces (About 1 Kilogram)
 Soy sauce4 Tablespoon
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Fresh ginger piece4 Inch
 Sake1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar4 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 354 Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.5%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 76.6 mg

Sodium 597.9 mg24.9%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.09 g0.36%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 26 g52.6%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.78%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


To prepare
1. Sprinkle pork with 1 Tbsp soy sauce. Saute in hot oil until brown on both sides. Transfer immediately to a pan of boiling water for 30 seconds (or pour boiling water over pork) to remove excess oil. Drain.
2. Peel ginger. Slice 2 1/2 inches (6 1/2 cm) into several pieces and crush with a tenderizing mallet or the side of a knife. Cut remaining ginger into very fine slivers and reserve until last step.
3. Place pork, crushed ginger, sake, and 7 cups water in a pressure cooker or heavy saucepan. Simmer 40 minutes in pressure cooker or 3 hours in covered saucepan over low heat.
4. Let pork cool (or force-cool) until fat congeals on surface. Skim off fat.