If you’re wondering what to serve with your teriyaki pork, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for teriyaki pork.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for teriyaki pork are spiced edamame, spinach salad Gomaae, fried rice, sesame soba noodles, veggie stir fry, tempura, sugar snap peas, and egg rolls. For something a little more unique, try bao buns, Japanese potato salad, or grilled pineapple slices.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Panda express fried rice
I admit, there are days when I’m too lazy to cook and I head out to order out from Panda Express.
But then I found this tasty replica of the Panda express fried rice recipe, and it blew my mind!
It takes less than 20 minutes to put together and you can have your favorite takeaway at home, alongside your yummy teriyaki pork.
Sugar snap peas with butter and garlic
Nothing fancy but this crunchy sugar snap peas in butter recipe is a life saver if you’re running out of time.
All you need is a spare 5 minutes and you can have a delicious side that will brighten up your plate.
Don’t have sugar snap peas? Green beans will work just as well too.
Steamed bao buns
You can buy frozen baos in your local Asian grocer, but you’ll get extra boasting rights if you make your own bao buns.
You’ll need some patience while you wait for these steamed bao buns to proof, but it will give you plenty of time to assemble your other dishes.
Fill the soft fluffy buns with some teriyaki pork for a yummy treat.
Teriyaki is sweet and sticky, and you know what else is sweet and sticky?
To make things even more fun, why not make teriyaki pork and pineapple skewers. They’re unique, tasty, and look great!
Psst… add some chili flakes to this grilled pineapple for a sweet and spicy contrast.
Who doesn’t like an easy, versatile vegetable stir fry?
It’s always jam-packed with colorful vegetables and you can use whatever you have in the fridge.
You can add chili for spice, ginger for some tang, or garlic to keep things simple.
You don’t really need a recipe for veggie stir fry, but this Japanese Yasai Itame is nice and crunchy.
Like teriyaki, tempura is a crowd favorite.
The batter is light and crunchy and you can use it to coat pretty much anything.
I think vegetable tempura goes best with teriyaki pork because it won’t distract too much from the main meal.
Mushrooms and zucchini are some of my favorite things to batter.
This tempura is a breeze to cook.
Sesame soba cucumber noodles
Soba noodles have a nutty flavor that pairs well with teriyaki sauce.
You can serve them hot, but I think they actually taste better cold in a salad.
A salad will add freshness to your dinner and keep things light. And the cucumber adds a nice crunch.
For a fresh, piquant accompaniment to the teriyaki, this uncomplicated sesame soba cucumber noodle dish is a cinch to make.
Edamame is a perfect starter to excite your taste buds and get them ready for the teriyaki pork.
But you don’t want boring edamame.
Spice them up with some sambal to add extra zing.
Or if spicy isn’t your thing, you can flavor them with some soy sauce or some lemon zest instead.
Serve these spiced edamame for a finger-lickingly good dish.
Spinach salad gomaae
This is one of those small side dishes served in Japanese restaurants that I always have 2nd and 3rd helpings of.
I can’t get enough!
The nutty sauce is so moreish, it’s a great way to turn a normally overlooked vegetable into a worthy side dish.
Make enough of this spinach salad gomaae because your guests will love it!
Japanese potato salad
A potato salad is a popular side to almost any meal.
But I bet you haven’t tried a Japanese potato salad before.
It’s smooth and has small chunks of vegetables like cucumber and carrot running through it for crunch.
This Japanese mashed, potato salad will taste super refreshing next to your teriyaki pork.
No plate of Asian food is complete without a side of egg rolls.
You can use them to mop up all the leftover teriyaki sauce from the pork – I can taste the yumminess now!
Make your life easier with these air fryer egg rolls. They get ultra crunchy without any deep frying.
Don’t fancy egg rolls? Why not try crab rangoon or potstickers instead. Or get more things to eat with egg rolls here.
The best side dishes to serve with teriyaki pork
- Panda express fried rice
- Sugar snap peas with butter and garlic
- Steamed bao buns
- Grilled pineapple
- Stir-fried vegetables
- Sesame soba cucumber noodles
- Spicy edamame
- Spinach salad gomaae
- Japanese potato salad
- Egg rolls
What To Serve With Teriyaki Pork
- 1 portion pork teriyaki
- Prepare your pork teriyaki according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: panda express fried rice, sugar snap peas with butter and garlic, steamed bao buns, grilled pineapple, stir-fried vegetables, tempura, sesame soba cucumber noodles, spicy edamame, spinach salad gomaae, Japanese potato salad, and egg rolls.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!