Easy Hawaiian Style Okinawan Pork

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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


  1. In a large pot, bring to a boil the soy sauce, water, miso, sugar, and sake until sugar and miso dissolve.
  2. Add ginger and garlic; cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add pork butt, cook on high heat until sauce boils.
  4. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  5. 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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easy to make, made for potluck the night before and warmed it up the next day. It was a great hit. it was very tender, moist and delicious. Great recipe, thank you for sharing it!

by ANONYMOUS on 11/18/2021