Pork Belly Mille-Feuille Nabe (Pot) Using Shio Koji


Pork Belly Mille-Feuille Nabe (Pot) Using Shio Koji

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Sakura Yubi
This is one of my favorite dishes because it uses simple ingredients, is easy to prepare, and is crazily delicious! It's visually fantastic too (especially right before cooking, lol).
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Course Main Course
Servings 2 servings


  • 300 g pork belly slices
  • 1 tbsp shio koji
  • 200 g Chinese cabbage
  • 1.5 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • 150 ml water
  • 150 g other vegetables (e.g. bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.) (optional)
  • 4 tbsp ponzu


  • Place the pork belly slices into a plastic bag, add shio koji, and rub it into the pork belly slices.
    Then store it in the refrigerator for several hours and allow shio koji to soften the meat and develop umami.
  • Wash the leaves of the Chinese cabbage.
    Place a leaf of Chinese cabbage on a cutting board.
    Then cover the top of the leaf with a layer of pork slices.
  • Keep layering a leaf of Chinese cabbage and a layer of pork slices alternatingly while keeping the thickness of the stack even, until the thickness of the stack nearly reaches the radius of your pot.
  • Cut the stack into a few pieces of equal lengths. The pieces should be shorter than the height of your pot.
  • Carefully align the pieces of the stack into the pot along its circumference, with the section side up.
    The layers are gorgeous, aren't they? 🙂
  • Fill any gaps in the pot with more cabbage and/or other vegetables. This is a good time to show off your artistic talent! ;P
  • Sprinkle some chicken stock powder and add some water.
    Don't fill up the pot though, as some water will come out from the cabbage.
  • Cover the pot and cook for about 15 mins until the cabbage becomes nice and soft.
  • Serve with some ponzu. This dish tastes amazingly with it.

Recipe Notes


Serving: 1servingCalories: 833kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6gProtein: 16.7gFat: 80.5gSaturated Fat: 29.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 37.3gCholesterol: 108.5mgSodium: 1232.8mgPotassium: 534.3mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 3.8gVitamin A: 2626.3IUVitamin C: 99.7mgCalcium: 48.8mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword chinese cabbage, pork belly, shio koji
Pork Belly Mille-Feuille Nabe (Pot)
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