Filipino Pork Chop Teriyaki Recipe
If you love food and cooking different dishes, in particular, you will most definitely love to try this Pork Teriyaki Recipe.
But first, wouldn’t you like to know how and where teriyaki originated? It’s been said that it started in Hawaii by the Japanese immigrants who have come to settle there.
There are also some claims that it had started in Japan a long, long time ago.
But whichever is true, one thing is clear and that’s the fact that not being able to try this will make you miss a lot. Teriyaki is actually a method of Japanese cooking.
The Japanese have made teriyaki a regular dish and it’s almost in their daily menu.
Teriyaki was actually derived from the words “Teri” which means Luster; the shine that is given by the sugar in the marinade and “Yaki” which is the cooking method used and that is the broiling or grilling part.
The teriyaki sauce is a favorite marinade for fish, beef, and chicken. But you can also try pork for this recipe and it will be as savory as you can ever imagine.
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Pork Teriyaki Recipe Preparation Tips
The Pork Teriyaki Recipe is not really that hard to prepare; it’s very simple actually. It’s best to use Tender Pork parts with fatty parts which will be grilled first for a more enticing taste.
It takes just about thirty minutes to marinade but for a stronger taste, you can do it a bit longer. The usual ingredients you will need are sugar and soy sauce.
Some like it with more ingredients like garlic, mirin, and sake. Cornstarch can also be added as this is the one responsible for making the sauce thick and smooth.
If you desire, sugar can be replaced with pineapple juice.
This is to give it a sweet taste that everyone will unquestionably love because the sweetness of teriyaki sauce is what most people really like about this recipe.
It’s not just the Japanese people who love this dish. Many people around the globe do especially the Filipinos who love Japanese foods.
You can say that trying this recipe is not only enticing but also very satisfying to the taste buds.
Pork Chops Teriyaki
- ½ kg Pork Chop (bite size)
- 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
- 2 Tomatoes
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Marinate the Pork with soy sauce and lemon juice for an hour.
- Saute the garlic and onion and also the Tomato, then add the marinated Pork Chop.
- Saute until the Pork for up to 5 minutes or more or until the meat soaks the Soy Sauce.
- Add water and bring to boil and simmer until the Pork becomes tender.
- Add Teriyaki sauce for another 5 minutes or more or until done.
- Sprinkle the Sesame Seeds when already done.
Also read: where did teriyaki originate?
This Filipino Version Pork Teriyaki Recipe is best served with vegetables on the side. It goes great with the sour calamansi juice.
The likes of cabbage, carrots, and a few bean sprouts will make this dish truly unforgettable, and don’t forget to garnish it with fresh spring onions or ginger for an additional distinct taste.
Of course, this dish won’t be complete without everyone’s favorite; hot steamed rice.
A few cups will satisfy that hungry stomach for sure. Red wine is the best partner for this truly splendid dish that everyone will really love.
Your family or guests will fall in love with your dish and that’s guaranteed.
Even the kids will most unquestionably love this and they will always look forward to having this served during lunch or dinner.
This dish will make you the star of the kitchen; making you known as one of the best cooks in town.
Also read: is teriyaki the same as yakitori?
Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.