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Easy Hawaiian Style Okinawan Pork

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 26, 2020.

Easy Hawaiian Style Okinawan Pork


Easy Hawaii Style Okinawan Pork

  • 6 pounds pork butt (trim fat and cut into thirds)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon miso (Japanese fermented soy bean paste)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


In a large pot, bring to a boil the soy sauce, water, miso, sugar, and sake until sugar and miso dissolve. Add ginger and garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add pork butt, cook on high heat until sauce boils. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from sauce, slice and serve. Makes 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
570 calories, 36 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 150 mg cholesterol, greater than 1500 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 45 g protein


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