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Butadon, Japanese pork rice bow, made with pork belly

Pork Belly Rice Bowl Recipe (Butadon)

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Japanese pork rice bowl is made with crisped pork belly and glazed with homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over the rice with quick sauteed onion and fresh egg yolk .
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Diet Low Lactose
Keyword 30 minute meal, butadon, butadon pork belly recipe, gluten-free, japanese pork rice bowl, Japanese sauce, pork, pork belly, pork belly recipe, quick, rice bowl, rice bowl recipes, teriyaki, teriyaki sauce, tsuyu
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Author Holly Ford


  • 1 lb pork belly cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion sliced

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce


  • For the teriyaki sauce, mix together soy sauce, tsuyu, sake, sweet rice wine, and honey in a small pot. Add the garlic, ginger and bring the sauce to boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Discard the garlic and ginger; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottom skillet over med-high heat. Add the onion and cook until they are just softened, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to another plate; set aside.
  • Add the pork belly to the hot skillet and let them sear for 2-3 minute, then turn to the other side and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Pour the sauce over pork belly and let the sauce bubble. Reduce the sauce until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • To serve, put individual serving amount of rice in each bowl, put onion over the rice and top with pork belly slices. Sprinkle chopped green onion and top with an egg yolk. Serve immediately.
  • Blanched choy sum with garlic sauce is a good side dish to accompany.



To make sure this recipe to be gluten-free, use gluten-free soy sauce and tsuyu.