Japanese Ginger Pork (Shoga-yaki)

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February 9, 2022
Shoga-yaki is one of the most classic and popular everyday dishes in Japan. Serve with plenty of shredded cabbage and a bowl of rice. Hope you enjoy!

Servings: 4


  • 1 lb pork, thinly sliced (pork shoulder works well)
  • 1/2 tbsp potato starch or corn starch
  • 1/2 tbsp sake
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, cut into thin wedges

For Ginger Sauce

  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 1-1/2 tsp sugar
Yasai itame on a plate


  1. Season the pork with potato starch, sake, vegetable oil and rub well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the ginger sauce and mix well.
  3. Sauté the onion until translucent.
  4. Pull the onion aside in the pan and make room to fry the pork
  5. When the pork is no longer pink, pour the ginger sauce over.
  6. Bring the sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes.
  7. Once the meat is well coated with the sauce, transfer to a serving plate. Serve with thinly shredded cabbage.
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