‘Pork Shogayaki’, or Ginger Pork, is one of the most popular Izakaya dishes. It is easy to cook if you have thinly sliced Pork. I used to buy a block of Pork Belly and slice it by hand because thinly sliced any meat was not available where I live. More than 20 years later, it is widely available and this dish can be prepared so easily.
250 to 300g thinly sliced Pork
1 to 2 teaspoons Oil
1 small piece Ginger *finely grated
2 tablespoons Mirin
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Sugar *optional
- Combine grated Ginger, Mirin and Soy Sauce (and Sugar) in a small bowl.
- Heat Oil in a frypan and cook thinly sliced Pork over high heat. It won’t take long.
- When Pork is cooked and slightly browned, add the sauce and cook until sauce thickens, turning the pork over, and that’s it!
*Note: I sprinkled with Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) for the above photo.