Ginger Pork


Ginger pork is one of the standard menu of Japanese cafeteria and home cooking menus. It’s pretty easy to make and popular among Americans. You can either use shabu-shabu cut pork from Asian grocery stores or thin sliced pork (without bones) from regular American grocery stores.

The most traditional side for ginger pork is thinly sliced raw cabbage, but lettuce will work, too. I made sauteed garlic scapes for the side and salad of lettuce and daikon.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1lb thin sliced pork
  • Thumb size ginger
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sugar


Grate ginger and add to the pork with other ingredients. Marinade about 10~15 minutes. Don't marinade too long, otherwise the pork will get too salty. Heat a pan over high heat with small amount of oil, and cook the pork until done.

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