Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze and store them in smaller portions.

Thinly sliced meat is an essential ingredient for some Japanese dishes such as Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu. It is very handy to have them in the freezer.

For this dish, pork slices are cooked in boiling water, so it is healthy. It doesn’t take long to cook. This is a perfect dish for dinner on a hot summer day.


4 Servings


Your Favourite Salad Mix 120 to 150g
*I used a bag of ready-to-use salad mix (baby spinach and rocket) and some red onion.
Thinly Sliced Pork 250 to 300g
Salt & Water

Sesame Dressing

Toasted Sesame Seeds 2 tablespoons *ground
Japanese Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Rice Vinegar 2 teaspoons
Soy Sauce 2 teaspoons

  1. Make Sesame Dressing by mixing all ingredients.
  2. Arrange the salad vegetables on a large plate.
  3. Cook the pork slices in boiling salted water. When the colour is changed and cooked, transfer them into cold water and drain well.
  4. Arrange the pork on top of the salad, pour the Sesame Dressing and serve cold.