From the Japanese Kitchen: Buta no Shoga-Yaki


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Looks yummy (*^_^*). Today’s Japanese recipe from “Cooking With Dog” is buta no shoga-yaki (= pork sauté with ginger sauce). In Japan, buta no shoga-yaki is very popular regardless of age or gender. Tender pork with thick tasty sauce on hot steamed rice sounds like heaven to me XD! Also, buta no shoga-yaki teishoku (meal set) is a standard lunch menu for Japanese “salary-men”. It is a kind of the energy source driving the Japanese economy! 😮

OK! Let’s take a look at the Cooking With Dog video.



[Ingredients for Pork Shoga-yaki]
(serves 2)

4 Pork Loin Slices (200g 5mm thick, 7.05 oz 1/5 inch thick)
Wheat Flour

– Ginger Sauce –
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Sake
1 tbsp Mirin
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tbsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp Grated Garlic

– Side Vegetables –
100g Cabbage (3.53 oz)
4 Okras

Source of the recipe: Cooking With Dog


[Tips from JAPAN Style]

* Mirin can be  cooking wine and sugar instead (1 tbsp mirin = 1 tbsp cooking wine + 1 teasp sugar)

* Shredded cabbage is kind of a must for buta no shoga-yaki, but okras are not necessary.

* Don’t forget to serve it with steamed rice ;D


Buta no shoga-yaki is not very traditional Japanese food but a home cooking menu, so it is not complicated at all!  Maybe you can try it out tonight ^^


This is JAPAN Style!