Besides the chicken, most of the meat dishes in Japanese cooking require thinly sliced beef and pork. The thickness of these meats is paper-thin. We may not use a big chunk of meat in our cooking but we do use good quality meat for these sliced meats.
Where to Find Thinly Sliced Meats
Japanese supermarkets sell this paper-thin meat in packages.
Different Types of Thinly Sliced Meats
1. Thinly Sliced Beef for Shabu Shabu
2. Thinly Sliced Beef for Sukiyaki
3. Thinly Sliced Pork for Shabu Shabu
4. Thinly Sliced Pork Loin for Ginger Pork (Shogayaki)
5. Thinly Sliced Pork Belly
6. Pork Komagire (Scraps) for Stir Fry
How to Slice Meat Thinly
If you don’t have access to a Japanese supermarket, follow my How To Slice Meat tutorial.
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