Looking for a way for using up stuff in my fridge before it spoils, I stumbled over “Butadon, a kind of japanese rice bowl dish. Due to what I had at hand I simply merged two recipes from two of my favourite YouTube Channels (this one and this one), so here’s MY version:

200g cooked rice
150g pork belly (sliced thinly)
1tbsp of sesame oil
1/2 small white leek, sliced diagonally
1/2 onion sliced into wedges
2 stalks spring onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized piece of carrot, julienned

60cc of chicken stock
2 cloves of garlic, grated
small piece of ginger, grated
1.5 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of sake
1 tbsp of mirin
½ tsp Sugar
some pepper

1 egg yolk
Lettuce Leaves
Sesame Seeds
Shichimi Pepper
Sesame Oil


Combine all ingredients for the sauce, let sit for 1 hour.

Chop up green onion for the topping, then slice leek diagonally into 2-3 mm slices and julienne the carrot. Cut the meat into bite-sized pieces. Dredge the meat in flour and shake off the excess.

In a pan on medium-high heat with sesame oil, cook the meat until browned and cooked halfway through, then set aside. In the same pan add the leek, onion, carrot and half of the spring onion and stri fry until soft and translucent. Add the sauce and stir fry letting it thicken. Add the meat back in and coat.

Put rice into a bowl, add torn lettuce leaves and some shredded Nori. Add the vegetables first, then the meat. Garnisch with some sesame seeds and the green onions and sprinkle some shichimi pepper. Add a raw egg yolk if you want.