Grilled Pork with Miso Sauce (Buta no Misoyaki)

Miso is a staple of Japanese cuisine, typically produced by fermenting soy beans. It is a delicious, salty,seasoning used to make not only miso soup, but a wide variety of Japanese dishes. Misoyaki (the "yaki" means grilled, e.g. "teriyaki", or "yakitori") is one of these. Before cooking, the meat is marinated in a mixture of miso, soy sauce, sake, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and green onion (i.e. the essentials), then fried and paired with bean sprouts and green bean salad. Enjoy!

4 servings
40 minutes (30 mins for marinating)


  • 1 lb pork block or pork chops (cut into 1" slices)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 green onion (chopped into 2" pieces)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Mix spices together in small bowl (miso, sake, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, garlic, green onion) then marinate the pork for 30 minutes in the refrigerator
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan and grill pork for 5-6 minutes
  3. Serve with bean sprouts and green beans


  1. This looks Mecha Oishii~... I think I will make this for tonight's dinner.. Arigato.

  2. Naoko, how did it turn out?!

  3. I just made Buta no Misoyaki today. It was really simple to make and very tasty ~!!

    Thanks Mai.

  4. You pick a great recipe to make! It is one of my favorites too.