Japanese Ginger Pork (Shogayaki)
Pork Shogayaki or “buta no shogayaki” is a Japanese dish made out of grilled or fried pork flavoured with ginger. The name came from the words Shoga which means ginger and yaki which means grill or fry. This dish is the second most popular Japanese pork dish after tonkatsu. It is commonly served in bento boxes together with rice and shredded cabbage.
This is what I like with Japanese cuisine; their dishes look so minimalist but don’t be deceived with its looks. Though most of the dishes look really pretty and humble they do taste really good even better then fancy looking ones with complex sauces. This dish is one example; it may look like a simple stir fry but with the mirin, ginger and soy sauce its flavourful while not over powering the taste of pork.
- 500g pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp grated ginger
- 2 tbsp mirin
- toasted sesame seeds
- In a bowl mix together soy sauce, ginger and mirin.
- Add pork slices then marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove pork from bowl then reserve the marinade.
- Add small amount of oil in a wok, turn heat on high then once it starts to smoke sauté meat for around 5 minutes.
- Pour marinade into pan then stir for a minute
- Remove from wok then serve with rice and shredded cabbage.