Japanese Ginger Pork (Shoga-yaki)
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!
- 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
- Season the pork with potato starch, sake, vegetable oil and rub well.
- In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the ginger sauce and mix well.
- Sauté the onion until translucent.
- Pull the onion aside in the pan and make room to fry the pork
- When the pork is no longer pink, pour the ginger sauce over.
- Bring the sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes.
- Once the meat is well coated with the sauce, transfer to a serving plate. Serve with thinly shredded cabbage.