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Ginger Pork (Shogayaki)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Shogayaki, thinly sliced pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Nami

Classic Japanese ginger pork recipe, one of my favorite homemade dish with tender sliced pork loin in sweet ginger sauce. Ready in 20 minutes! 



  • ½ lb thinly sliced pork loin (I use sukiyaki meat. See Notes)
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger (about 1 tsp.)
  • salt (kosher or sea salt; use half if using table salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • 1 green onion/scallion (finely chopped)



  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Shogayaki Ingredients
  2. In a small bowl, grate onion, garlic and ginger.
    Shogayaki 1
  3. Add the seasonings. We like our ginger pork to be a little bit sweeter, so we add 1 tsp. sugar (this is optional).
    Shogayaki 2
  4. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
    Shogayaki 3
  5. In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil on medium-high heat. Put the meat in a single layer (cook in batches). Flip the meat when the bottom side is golden brown. If the meat is very thin like mine, cook time is very short. Make sure you don’ overcook the pork or else it gets harder (but also be careful not to undercook).
    Shogayaki 4
  6. When the meat is cooked through, add the seasonings and chopped scallion. Serve immediately.
    Shogayaki 5

Recipe Notes

Thinly sliced pork loin: If you can't find paper-thin meat, slice the meat on your own. See the tutorial on how to cut meat paper-thin.

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