Tsukune are Japanese meatballs. We use ground chicken or pork and you can grill them or add them to a soup. Yakitori restaurants grill them on a stick. They are really yummy. I made pork tsukune this time.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (grated)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1/4 beaten egg
Spices (for mixing with pork)
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 1 tsp sugar
Spices (for sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sake
  1. Knead the pork till it develops a sticky consistency
  2. Add onion, garlic, ginger, egg, pork spices, and knead
  3. Roll the meat into small balls on a dish covered with plastic wrap
  4. Heat oil in frying pan then grill meat balls for 1 minute with high heat
  5. Turn over for 2 minutes, turn over again, add 1/4 cup of water, and simmer for 2 minutes with medium heat
  6. Add sauces spices grill for 1 min over low heat


  1. OH my gosh... you are fulfilling all my dreams lol =] It looks so delicious..I must try this recipe.

  2. That's awesome! I hope you like it!

  3. got any simple and easy to cook spaghetti?
    cause i have an assignment for one meal dish...
    i choose pasta with one accompanient(soup/salad/garlic bread/potato)...can you help me think??
    thanks so much
    from cheryl

  4. I think this one may help you out: http://japanfoodaddict.blogspot.com/2009/07/spaghetti-neapolitan.html