Sir-fried meat and veggies with rice can be a quick & satisfying everyday dinner for busy family. I often cook this dish especially when cabbages are in season as they are juicy and sweet. Minced meat is always reasonably priced and simply it is easy to use. The cost of this dish for 4 people can be only $10.


4 Servings


Cabbage 1/2 *about 500g
Pork Mince 500g
Ginger 1 small piece *finely chopped, 1-2 tablespoons
Oil 1 tablespoon
Potato/Corn Starch Flour 1 teaspoon *mixed with 1-2 teaspoons Water
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Spring Onion 1 *finely chopped
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix)

Miso 3 tablespoons *add extra 1 tablespoon if required
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
Sake (Rice Wine) OR Water 2 tablespoons
Mirin 2 tablespoons
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) 1 tablespoon
Sesame Oil 1/2 tablespoon *for flavour, optional

  1. Make sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Taste the sauce and add extra Miso or Soy Sauce if required, depending on the saltiness of Miso you use.

  2. Cut Cabbage leaves into 3cm pieces.

  3. Heat Oil in a large frying pan of wok over the high heat, cook Pork Mince and Ginger. When Pork changed colour, add Cabbage and cook, stirring, until Cabbage is softened.

  4. Add the sauce and mix to combine well. Keep cooking for further a few minutes, so that liquid comes out. Add the starch mixture to the liquid and mix well to combine.

  5. Sprinkle some Toasted Sesame Seeds, Spring Onion and/or Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix), and enjoy with freshly cooked rice.