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Things I’ve Eaten: Pork Shogayaki

I like cooking. Here’s something I made recently (by “recently” I mean 15 minutes before writing this post). It’s a Japanese dish called “Buta no Shogayaki”, meaning literally “fried pork in ginger.” It’s a simple, tasty, surprisingly light dish. A student and I were sharing recipes this week, and she mentioned this, which I had previously eaten just once before (in a restaurant surrounded by salarymen on their lunch breaks). I remembered it was delicious, but I had never thought to make it myself. She shared the basics of the recipe with me, and it sounded pretty simple. I looked up a couple recipes tonight just to clarify the instructions I’d been given, and then produced a yummy, easy evening meal.

Pork Shogayaki, a delicious Japanese dish
Buta no Shogayaki, a japanese dish

My student laid things out pretty clearly for me, but the below video from YouTube channel cookingwithdog really helped a lot. If you’d like to try to make this delicious meal, please watch the video below. It’s quick, easy, and fun to make. I ate mine over a little bit of white rice with a side of veggies (cabbage, carrots, and bean sprouts).

I highly recommend this dish. Give it a try! My own dinner mysteriously disappeared from my bowl in the act of preparing this post. With any luck, your efforts will be just as tasty. Enjoy!

Empty Bowl after eating pork shogayaki

2 Comments

  1. Takashi Takashi February 17, 2012

    うーん、おいしそうですね。
    健啖家(けんたんか)という言葉をご存じですか。
    何でもいきおいよく食べる人のことです。
    いいお嫁さんになれます。

  2. S Lloyd S Lloyd November 11, 2013

    The idea of mixing pork and ginger sounds tasty: I’ll try it.

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