Monday, July 8, 2013

Japanese Ginger Pork

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I learn this dish from Taiwanese cooking show. It is pretty simple, flavourful dish and healthy too. The amount of oil used is very little. According to chef it is sufficient as long as the coated meat is slightly browned and sealed. Non-stick pan definitely helps a lot! Once the meat is sealed, onion slices is added and lastly seasoning. Sounds pretty easy right?

This ginger pork dish is using basic Japanese seasoning which are Japanese soya sauce, cooking wine and mirin. I’m sure it is pretty easy to get them in grocery shops nowdays. 

Ginger is first grated then extracting the juice. The ginger is only added when about to dish out. If you prefer more ginger pungent add in the grated ginger as well (skip the juice extracting step). Of course you can increase the amount of ginger as recommended too. 

Adapted and slightly modified from TV cooking show
Japanese Ginger Pork
9 pieces pork loin (梅花肉;about half of palm size with 1cm thick)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 big onion (sliced)
About half thumb size fresh ginger

3 tablespoons Japanese soya sauce
3 tablespoons Mirin
1 tablespoon Japanese cooking wine
3 tablespoons water (more if prefer more sauce)
*Mix above into a small bowl. Set aside
1 teaspoon sugar (or more to taste)

1. Tenderized the pork slices and set aside. Marinate with
salt and pepper and leave it for about 15 minutes.

2. While waiting for the marinated pork ready, grates fresh ginger and extract the juice. Set aside.

3. Coat every pork slices with corn flour. Lightly coated is good enough.

4. Heat up a wok/pan. Add in about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Arrange the coated pork slices inside the hot wok. Fry till both side slightly browned.

5. Add in onion slices in between the browned pork slices and further cook till fragrant (about a minute). Follow by seasoning. Bring all together and bring the sauce to boil. Taste and adjust the sugar accordingly.

6. Lastly add in the ginger juice and mix well. Dish out and serve with shredded cabbage at the side. Enjoy! 

I’m linking this post to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY and Joe, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Alvin from Chef and Sommelier



  1. Vivian, I haven't eaten this dish before but I know I will love it. Any porky dish with ginger, I will love :)

  2. What a coincidence I bought pork loin today and wondering if I can cook something different from what I usually cook. Your recipe looks delicious. I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing, Vivian.

  3. tasty tasty....good to go with rice

  4. Hi Vivian! Thanks for linking this recipe to LTU!

    Ginger juice has such a magical effect on meat.... I'm thinking of experimenting it with pork liver... wish me luck!

  5. My mom used to make this dish for us when we were young of course the mirin. Would love to try out your version soon.

  6. Hi Viv,

    For convenience, I was told that ground ginger can be used to tenderise pork or beef too :D Of course, fresh ginger juice is more powerful!

    These Jap-style pork look yummy!


  7. Hi Vivian, loved this dish over steaming hot rice. I cooked it with more gravy to spread over the rice and a generous amount of shredded cabbage/zuchini.

  8. Hi Viv,
    Love this Japanese style ginger pork!
    Sure taste great just on itself or with a bowl of steamed rice:D
    Thanks for sharing and linking this to LTU :)

  9. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comWednesday, 31 July, 2013

    Hi Vivian, your ginger pork is yummy :)


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