Rafute III (Easy Hawaii Style Okinawan Pork)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on September 2, 2009.



Rafute III (Easy Hawaii Style Okinawan Pork)

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


  1. In a large pot, bring soy sauce, water, sake, miso and sugar until sugar and miso dissolve.
  2. Add the 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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