simmered pork belly

Gluten-free Japanese recipes: simmered fatty pork belly

For New Year’s Eve dinner, Hitoshi and I co-hosted a small party where most of the guests had food restrictions. One that seemed overwhelming at first (but turned out to be an easy fix) was adapting Japanese recipes to make them gluten-free. Gluten-free simmered fatty pork belly on rice The recipe below was translated from Japanese and…

pork and tofu stir fry

Mabodon or glistening tofu pork stir fry on rice

Mabodon or mabodofu, if served without rice, is another classic comfort food from Japan like country-style miso soup or basic onion miso soup. The main ingredients are tofu, ground pork and chili paste. Variations include adding mushrooms, chingensai (bok choy) or green onions. Miso paste replaces the chili paste in the version here for a milder take. And while you…